Detail of Jordan Miller's "Finding Home" which was recently purchased by the province and will hang in Canada House. (Jordan Miller)
I like to have a sense of humour about these things; sometimes painting about things helps me find answers on the other side.
—Jordan Miller, artist
Finding Home has found a home.
The five foot by four foot mixed-media painting that anchored cre8ery director Jordan Miller's 2011 exhibit Finding Home, Searching Self has been purchased by the province of Manitoba to hang in Canada House at 352 Donald Street once renovations to the space are complete in the spring.
The Carman-born curator was able to share the news on social media in February after weeks waiting for the province to confirm interest first expressed in 2012. Adding the province to her list of patrons is a step that could open doors to national and international galleries, letting Miller advance her career as an individual artist while drawing attention to the gallery she co-founded in 2006.
Made of painted canvas, building blueprints, tablecloth and hundreds upon hundreds of swirls, Finding Home took Miller eight months to complete -- the same length of time she spent looking to buy her first home in Winnipeg after living in 21 different arrangements over 31 years.