Expressionless

Creator

Ralph Miller

Title

Expressionless

Date

1981

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Description

A man dressed in a white buttoned shirt and brown slacks, standing and facing slightly to the side. There is a hearing air prominently displayed on his ear. Three handshapes are shown, with circled numbers and black arrows showing the direction they move in. The first one is the ASL handshape for “I” on the chest, with a black arrow moving downwards next to the circled ‘1’. The second handshape is the ASL sign for ‘A’ shown on the chin with a black arrow moving outwards away from the face, with a circled ‘2’ on top of it. The last handshape is shown on the chest, slightly away from the first handshape, and is showing the open 5 hand with a longer black arrow moving outwards away from the chest, with a circled ‘3’ next to it. Together they make the ASL phrase for “I am fine”. The artist’s signature is shown on bottom right corner.

Contributor

Courtesy of Nancy Creighton

Citation

Ralph Miller, “Expressionless,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 29, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/853.