The Blessing is a series of oversized blankets, with photos of contemporary Arizona life printed on them. These pieces featuring the artist’s family, neighbors, and friends. Doug Miles explained his inspiration, “Blankets to many (Native) people are given as gifts, at weddings, at births, even in death. They’re handed down generation to generation as heirlooms. They represent protection, love and blessing. They literally and metaphorically, they keep us warm, comforted and blessed.”
Douglas Miles work has been shown at prestigious institutions across the country, including Columbia University, Princeton’s Wilson College, and Phoenix’s Heard Museum. This past year he was a Resident Artist at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Miles is also the founder of Apache Skateboards, a constantly in demand muralist, as well as a filmmaker.