Resonant Progression:  Terwillegar Park Edmonton 2017
Resonant Progression: Terwillegar Park Edmonton 2017
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening"
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening"
Resonant Progression: "Potential" and " Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential" and " Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential"
Resonant Progression: "Potential"
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening" 2017
Resonant Progression:  "Resonant Point" and "Potential"
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" and "Potential"
Centennial Sculpture Commission 2011
Centennial Sculpture Commission 2011
 Royden Mills:  A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Digital Stone Project Italy Garfagnana Innavasione Gramalazzo Italy.  Shown in Ville Berteli Forte Day Marmi Italy June- August 2018
Beyond a Certain Phrase:  Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta 2011
Beyond a Certain Phrase: Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta 2011
Collaboration with Isabelle Van Grimde and Brian Webb, Sean Caulfield, and Blair Brennan
Collaboration with Isabelle Van Grimde and Brian Webb, Sean Caulfield, and Blair Brennan
Perceptions of Promise 2005- 2010
Perceptions of Promise 2005- 2010
Surface Tension : Gallery 501 Sherwood Park
Surface Tension : Gallery 501 Sherwood Park
Want
Want
Uncertain Exertion:  Surface Tension Exhibition
Uncertain Exertion: Surface Tension Exhibition
Inside Out:  Art Gallery of Alberta
Inside Out: Art Gallery of Alberta
Pressed Balanced Growth
Pressed Balanced Growth
Beyond Certain Control
Beyond Certain Control
Four ways from Psalm Dix
Four ways from Psalm Dix
From : No Job More Dangerous
From : No Job More Dangerous
Morning Bell:  Kelly Ramsey Tower Commission
Morning Bell: Kelly Ramsey Tower Commission
Inside Elevation
Inside Elevation
Inside Elevation By Royden Mills at Grounds For Sculpture
Inside Elevation By Royden Mills at Grounds For Sculpture
 Royden Mills : Inside Elevation  Seen in Edmonton, Royal Museum of Alberta, San Francisco, Sculpturesite Gallery, Arlington Heights Chicago Il, and at Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton New Jerzy
Onisama
Onisama
Inside a Dissonant Society 2000
Inside a Dissonant Society 2000
Almost Whole
Almost Whole
No Longer Between 2005-6
No Longer Between 2005-6
"From Ground to Ask The Sky"  Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario Canada
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario Canada
"Red Deer Line" 2005 Centennial Commision Winner
"Red Deer Line" 2005 Centennial Commision Winner
Inside Collective Consciousness 2001
Inside Collective Consciousness 2001
"The Reflecting Stone"  Prairie Walk County of Strathcona
"The Reflecting Stone" Prairie Walk County of Strathcona
Terwillegar park  Sculptures by Royden Mills
Terwillegar park Sculptures by Royden Mills
Resonant Progression By Royden Mills
Resonant Progression By Royden Mills
Terwillegar Park Sept. 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept. 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Resonant Progression Terwillegar Park 2017
Resonant Progression Terwillegar Park 2017
Resonant Progression:  Resonant Point site 2
Resonant Progression: Resonant Point site 2
Installation UQAM Gallery Montreal, Brennan, Caulfield and Mills
Installation UQAM Gallery Montreal, Brennan, Caulfield and Mills
Collaboration for "The Body in Question" Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration for "The Body in Question" Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
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Focal Cone, one of 18 Hand Made tools made by Mills
Focal Cone, one of 18 Hand Made tools made by Mills
 Royden Mills: A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Itlalian Marble done at the Digital Stone Project Garfagnana Innovasione, Gramalazzo Italy.
 Royden Mills : A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Italaian Marble done at Digital Stone Project, Garafagnana Innovasione Gramalazzo Italy
"Potential"  a small sculpture that became the Maquette that inspired the Terrwillegar Park Commission installed in 2017
"Potential" a small sculpture that became the Maquette that inspired the Terrwillegar Park Commission installed in 2017
Component two for "Beyond a Certain Phrase" at Augustana Campus of the U of A
Component two for "Beyond a Certain Phrase" at Augustana Campus of the U of A
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" by Royden Mills
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" by Royden Mills
"Fuge"  by Royden Mills
"Fuge" by Royden Mills
"From Ground to Ask the Sky" By Royden Mills
"From Ground to Ask the Sky" By Royden Mills
"Pressed Balanced Growth" by Royden Mills
"Pressed Balanced Growth" by Royden Mills
Morning Bell by Royden Mills
Morning Bell by Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
"Through Destination"  Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
"Through Destination" Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
"Prairie Walk"  County of Strathcona Collaboration with Catherine Burgess and Walter Jule
"Prairie Walk" County of Strathcona Collaboration with Catherine Burgess and Walter Jule
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Bassinet by Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden Mills
"Line of Least Resistance" by Royden Mills
"Line of Least Resistance" by Royden Mills
"To a Certain Extent"  By Royden Mills
"To a Certain Extent" By Royden Mills
"Stainless" by Royden Mills
"Stainless" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
Suspended Gain by Royden Mills
Suspended Gain by Royden Mills
Royden Mills: "Uncertain Cantilever"
Royden Mills: "Uncertain Cantilever"
Collaboration Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
Collaboration Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
"Would Introspective" By Royden Mills
"Would Introspective" By Royden Mills
"Inner Wave" by Royden Mills
"Inner Wave" by Royden Mills
"Corner Pocket" by Royden Mills
"Corner Pocket" by Royden Mills
Installation View of Inside Out, by Royden Mills at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Installation View of Inside Out, by Royden Mills at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Inside Premonition by Royden Mills
Inside Premonition by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Sakaguchi" made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Sakaguchi" made in Japan by Royden Mills
Hokkaido by Royden Mills
Hokkaido by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Matsubera" made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Matsubera" made in Japan by Royden Mills
Nakamura : Made in Japan by Royden Mills
Nakamura : Made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Tzukue" made in Japan: by Royden Mills
"Tzukue" made in Japan: by Royden Mills
Okabe made in Japan: by Royden Mills
Okabe made in Japan: by Royden Mills
"New York Summer" State University of New York: Royden Mills artist
"New York Summer" State University of New York: Royden Mills artist
"Openning Up" by Royden Mills
"Openning Up" by Royden Mills
"Portal" by Royden Mills
"Portal" by Royden Mills
"Prairie Grandchild" by Royden Mills
"Prairie Grandchild" by Royden Mills
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graduate school work dedicated to memory of Rob Howell by Royden Mills
graduate school work dedicated to memory of Rob Howell by Royden Mills
"Tzu Jan"  First steel sculpture by Royden Mills
"Tzu Jan" First steel sculpture by Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Shizuka na Umi:  By Royden Mills
Shizuka na Umi: By Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
"inner Key" by Royden Mills
"inner Key" by Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
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Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Fugue: Royden Mills
Fugue: Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills: "Almost Whole" Belgravia Sculpture Park
Royden Mills: "Almost Whole" Belgravia Sculpture Park
Royden Mills: "Ground to Ask the Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario
Royden Mills: "Ground to Ask the Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario
Royden Mills in the employ of Anthony Caro
Royden Mills in the employ of Anthony Caro
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Tricycle Artist group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle Artist group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle
Tricycle
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Surface Tension Poster.jpg
Royden Mills: "Guardian" Alberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent Collection
Royden Mills: "Guardian" Alberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent Collection
Royden Mills: Collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Royden Mills: Collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Royden Mills: "Blair's Introspection"
Royden Mills: "Blair's Introspection"
Royden Mills: Cross Section at Sherwood Park: an Idea
Royden Mills: Cross Section at Sherwood Park: an Idea
Tricycle group:  Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
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Mills Home Studio
Mills Home Studio
Keel Tie and Uncertain Exertion at EPCOR Tower Solo Show Edmonton
Keel Tie and Uncertain Exertion at EPCOR Tower Solo Show Edmonton
DC3 Solo Exhibition Edmonton
DC3 Solo Exhibition Edmonton
Sean's Introspection EPCOR Tower "No Job More Dangerous"
Sean's Introspection EPCOR Tower "No Job More Dangerous"
No Job More Dangerous Solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower and dC3 Art Projects
No Job More Dangerous Solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower and dC3 Art Projects
NO JOB More Dangerous EPCOR TOWER Exhibition Solo Show
NO JOB More Dangerous EPCOR TOWER Exhibition Solo Show
"Want" at EPCOR Tower Exhibition and dC3 Art Projects
"Want" at EPCOR Tower Exhibition and dC3 Art Projects
Royden Mills EPCOR TOWER "No JOB more Dangerous Exhibition
Royden Mills EPCOR TOWER "No JOB more Dangerous Exhibition
Drawing Machine at Latitude 53 Gallery Colaboration ROyden Mills and Chris Camp
Drawing Machine at Latitude 53 Gallery Colaboration ROyden Mills and Chris Camp
Installing  solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower
Installing solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower
Keel Tie at EPCOR TOWER thanks to Ken Cantor
Keel Tie at EPCOR TOWER thanks to Ken Cantor
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EPCOR TOWER , No Job More Dangerous Solo show
EPCOR TOWER , No Job More Dangerous Solo show
No Job More Dangerous Installation Photo EPCOR TOWER
No Job More Dangerous Installation Photo EPCOR TOWER
dC3 No Job More Dangerous Installation Image
dC3 No Job More Dangerous Installation Image
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dC3 "No Job More Dangerous" Installation photo
dC3 "No Job More Dangerous" Installation photo
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Prairie Walk: 1/4 Mile long sound and stone installation County of Strathcona
Prairie Walk: 1/4 Mile long sound and stone installation County of Strathcona
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Chelsea Art Museum New York City Perceptions of Promise collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Chelsea Art Museum New York City Perceptions of Promise collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
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Prairie Walk 1/4 Mile Long Installation County of Strathcona Catherine Burgess Walter Jule Royden Mills
Prairie Walk 1/4 Mile Long Installation County of Strathcona Catherine Burgess Walter Jule Royden Mills
RCA Ceremonies 2017: Royden Mills Inducted
RCA Ceremonies 2017: Royden Mills Inducted
Thanks to Linda Mills
Thanks to Linda Mills
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Home Studio Mills
Home Studio Mills
Resonant Progression:  Terwillegar Park Edmonton 2017
Resonant Progression: Terwillegar Park Edmonton 2017spread over 1/4 mile 80,000 pounds of nature made stones engages with human made form.  The sculptures all direct contemplation towards the sights and natural sounds of the environment around them within them and between them. The sculptures exist in a totally unsupervised setting and aim to encourage physical and emotional engagement.  The Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and countless local Edmonton based businesses, philanthropists, students, and leaders are to thank for bringing this to be a reality.
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening"
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening"One of three components spread over 1/4 mile of Terwillegar Park in Edmonton Alberta Canada.  This sculpture with 25000 pounds ofnatural stone and human made form engage to hold a tool like form that may relate to Doctors Terwillegar and Oleskiw who encouraged many European settlers to come to this region, but more than a stethoscope this is sculpture is a place to listen to the natural sounds of The North Saskatchewan River that flows with near pristine water that comes from the Rocky Mountains as it has long before white people ever existed here.  How we contemplate our position in the environment is available and is not at all explicit.
Resonant Progression: "Potential" and " Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential" and " Resonant Point" 2017Resonant Progression offers analogue listening and contemplative viewing places from which the beauty of the nature within, between and around to be considered.  Terwillegar Park is in Edmonton Canada.
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" 2017The central component in a 1/4 mile long installation of three very large scale stone and steel and sound reflecting and focusing components at Terwillegar Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  more than 80,000 pounds of nature made stones engage in a relationship with human made forms that allow for contemplation of our era and the potential that humans have to consider their relationship to the awesome natural environment around these pieces.
Resonant Progression: "Potential" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Potential" 2017The Heaviest of the stones used in the Resonant Progression installation of sculptural components in the 1/4 mile long commission at Terwillegar Park in Edmonton Alberta Canada, "Potential" is a cantilever of a 19000 pound granite stone that is held up only by the human made forms.  The implications of sitting on a bench that may need maintenance, human consideration and care long into the future is with useful contemplation.Terwillegar Park is in Edmonton Alberta Canada
Resonant Progression: "Potential"
Resonant Progression: "Potential" one of three huge sculptural components in a 1/4 mile long installation in Terwillegar Park in Edmonton Alberta Canada.2017
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening" 2017
Resonant Progression: "Beyond Listening" 2017 one of three Sculptural sites spread over 1/4 mile at Terwillegar Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Resonant Progression:  "Resonant Point" and "Potential"
Resonant Progression: "Resonant Point" and "Potential"two of the large scale sculptural sites at Terwillegar Park in Edmonton Alberta Canada 2017the sculptures focus the audience on the physical experiences available in the relationship to the nature around the works.  Sights, sounds and expanse, all have been deeply considered.
Centennial Sculpture Commission 2011
Centennial Sculpture Commission 2011 The three component Sculpture is literally human made forms in varying degrees of engagement with the nature made stones.  The sequence is a progression of support for the main Quad area of the Campus where the audience may ring a bell to use the sculpture as part of ceremonies built by the living forces of the people on Campus as needed and built by any era to come.  "Beyond a Certain Phrase" resists being merely one thing just as the knowledge as passed from one era to the next is slowly more a translation of values.  The need to contemplate and critically apply heart, and mind, and physical presence were a big part of the piece.  It includes an analogue sound component and the opportunity to take away audience made drawings by making Rubbings on paper from etched stainless steel images that relate to the history of the region.
 Royden Mills:  A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Digital Stone Project Italy Garfagnana Innavasione Gramalazzo Italy.  Shown in Ville Berteli Forte Day Marmi Italy June- August 2018
Royden Mills: A Tenuous Fortitude 2018 Digital Stone Project Italy Garfagnana Innavasione Gramalazzo Italy. Shown in Ville Berteli Forte Day Marmi Italy June- August 2018
Beyond a Certain Phrase:  Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta 2011
Beyond a Certain Phrase: Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta 2011Beyond Certainty is much of our knowledge, and "Beyond a Certain Phrase is a physical Phrase of three sculptural Components that features human made forms supporting, being penetrated and merging with Nature made forms.  This is the central Quad on Campus and the sculpture offers itself to the use of the humans who may feel the need to bring about ceremony and a stage from which to mark moments in their physical existence.  The bell can be rung and the stainless steel top of the middle component features etched images relating to the history of this University.  These etched images can have paper paid on top of them and rubbings can be taken away by anyone who cares to do so.
Collaboration with Isabelle Van Grimde and Brian Webb, Sean Caulfield, and Blair Brennan
Collaboration with Isabelle Van Grimde and Brian Webb, Sean Caulfield, and Blair BrennanMontreal's UQAM Gallery featured and Exhibition and Performances within the exhibition "The Body In Question"  Tools, drawings and en environment with Dancers used the tools to help the audience feel for their anxieties, hopes and bodily existence with the space.  Focal Cone Pictured here is one of 16 tools that I generated and the cone had an excellent lens in the end and the lens focussed us like scientists often are on the pre-established point.  The weight of these scientific tools, the pressure to cure, to earn further grants all make the potential to unlock from the original goal more and more difficult for scientists.  The dancer or anyone who tries to move this huge steel, wood, glass and dust installation sculpture will soon recognize that it just keeps going in a circle, and while their is beauty to this dance, the real beauty may be on the fringes of the target that is being drawn on the ground around the focal point..
Perceptions of Promise 2005- 2010
Perceptions of Promise 2005- 2010In collaboration with the renown Printmaker Sean Caulfield we listened carefully to the scientists that were willing to talk to us and to present their ideas about contemporary methods and traditions within genetic research in our era.  This component of our collaboration is a large wooden vessel that has the audience reaching through a cage to turn a hand cranked generator in order to see a hand made drawing within the larger form.  We sought to engage the physical presence of the audience and have them feel for the almost ancient feelings that medical science has used to drive itself forward.  The beauty of ancient tools and the fear of those tools and the human frailties of us all in this engagement were aims of the work.  It was shown at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Chelsea Art Museum in New York City, and the McMaster University Museum
Surface Tension : Gallery 501 Sherwood Park
Surface Tension : Gallery 501 Sherwood ParkIn collaboration with Sean Caulfield we made drawings run through sculptures in a two person show that featured many works and proved to be one of the best exhibitions that I have ever been part of.
Want
WantThis large scale steel and wooden sculpture was in an Exhibition called Surface Tension which was a two person collaboration at Gallery 501 Sherwood Park curated by Brenda Barry Byrne.  The parachute was far to heavy to float but another sculpture in the show featured small parachutes made of paper and wood that the audience could actually get airborne by cranking a mechanical structure that blew wind into the paper form to float them.  What we want and what we need are often almost weighty things very much like physical forms that will or will not move according to our will.  This sculpture now Belongs to Qualico Commercial In Edmonton Alberta Canada and currently is in EPCOR TOWER , downtown Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  Thanks to Ken Cantor and David Candler
Uncertain Exertion:  Surface Tension Exhibition
Uncertain Exertion: Surface Tension ExhibitionThis hand made steel machine allowed the audience to engage in an activity that most could barely do.  The desire we have to feel satisfied is often best when we are able to do something that we might not have been certain at first that we could arrive at doing.  Uncertain of the limits of our exertion small paper parachutes became able to float just as long as the human would exert themselves.  anyone who could do it almost always broke into a broad smile , but many took many tries to work themselves up to being able to do it. 
Inside Out:  Art Gallery of Alberta
Inside Out: Art Gallery of AlbertaThe Lid has blown open due to pressure within.  Like Pop-corn or any phase change in material substance brought on by natural phenomena our interior worries and concerns are felt not just as mental imagery or ghostly imaginations.  This sculpture is part of a many component series of works about one very life changing struggle to understand what the inside of out body is doing while the outside world seem to work its affect upon us.  This sculpture was purchased by the Art Gallery of Alberta for its permanent Collection with many thanks to the John and Maggie Mitchell Foundation. 
Pressed Balanced Growth
Pressed Balanced Growth  This sculpture was inspired by a relative who manages a large retail store in the Vancouver area.  He was asked to explain what he would do to raise the profits of his store by 4% the following year.  His reply was a bright and honest question.  Has the income of people in my region gone up by 4%?  Are there 4% more people in my region? Do you expect me to reduce wages to my staff by 4% or can you get me the good to sell at 4% lower costs to me?  The fact was that business models have the ratcheting pressure of at least 4% growth each year.  The audience is able to feel the constipation of the forces in this sculpture...the bellows try to force air to allow the fires of commerce to ignite, and as this pipeline leads to a wooden box with the names of notorious business criminals, we all are perhaps forced to consider what any of us would do under the pressure and power influences of contemporary business models.
Beyond Certain Control
Beyond Certain ControlIn considering the controls of biological research we might consider that much of the construction of the scientific matrix is human made but perhaps the true control is offered to a being or power much higher than normal mortals.  Ancient technology got us to where we are but are we not aware that our truths now will be seen as ancient in no time at all?
Four ways from Psalm Dix
Four ways from Psalm DixFour ways from Sunday is an expression of control and power.  But four ways from Psalm Ten is a Psalm about human willfulness and arrogance. This sculpture is a kind of Swiss Army Knife of interchangeable components.  Tools of unknown sized beings, ancient? 19th Century? how do we use the lessons learned by civilizations that came before us.  Are their lessons, feelings we all share when we face such monuments?
From : No Job More Dangerous
From : No Job More DangerousThis sculpture was made for the EPCOR TOWER Exhibition generated by Ken Cantor and David Candler.  EPCOR is a power and Water Company.  Natural wooden material with a giant electrical cord running into it, we might consider the potential of such a thing to fail, or to be beautiful, or to at least be very impressive.
Morning Bell:  Kelly Ramsey Tower Commission
Morning Bell: Kelly Ramsey Tower CommissionThis sculpture was created for the Exhibition in EPCOR TOWER where it occupied a large resonant space.  The Exhibition was titled: "No Job More Dangerous by David Candler.  The Sculpture subsequently won as a Commission for the Kellyy Ramsey Tower which became the Enbridge tower.  I wanted to pay respect to people who serve the world by arriving early each day to engage in high finance.  The stock market use to open with a physical ringing of a bell and the trading would explode and pulse all day long.  Other cultures use bells more effectively than we do in North America.  And I thought that offering a contemplative moment for a soul who would shortly go up stairs to suffer and hopefully thrive might be of use.  What tools, what leverage do we employ to gain a contemplative moment is not much different than the leverage they build to achieve financial goals.  This stripped down mechanism uses analogue technology to ring a bell that rings on for five minute after it is struck.  How ling is our effort lasting...longer than we expected?  less than we wish? 
Inside Elevation
Inside ElevationA non-denominational chamber for contemplation; one must squeeze themselves through a portal after which the physically small space seem remarkably fine as small spaces go, but on leaving the outside world becomes extremely large, open and free.  Setting up a psychological experience was a big part of many sculptures in this period of work.  "Inside Elevation" is in the permanent collection of "Grounds for Sculpture" south of New York city in Hamilton New Jerzy.
Inside Elevation By Royden Mills at Grounds For Sculpture
Inside Elevation By Royden Mills at Grounds For SculptureGrounds for Sculpture is an amazing internationally famous sculpture Park south of New York City that has this sculpture in its permanent collection.
 Royden Mills : Inside Elevation  Seen in Edmonton, Royal Museum of Alberta, San Francisco, Sculpturesite Gallery, Arlington Heights Chicago Il, and at Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton New Jerzy
Royden Mills : Inside ElevationSeen in Edmonton, Royal Museum of Alberta, San Francisco, Sculpturesite Gallery, Arlington Heights Chicago Il, and at Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton New Jerzy
Onisama
Onisama"Onisama" means honourable Older Brother in Japanese.  To try to make a sculpture about the mystery of what goes on between what we see on the outside and what goes on on the inside of an older sibling inspired a piece that is partly a sentry appearing to protect and care for what is around while also being a little mysterious and even ominous in nature.  The sculpture has an entry and a second floor from which one has a tunnel vision view of only one angle.  Obviously architecture that we experienced while living in Japan influenced not just the form of the work but the idea that a structure can have a spirit. 
Inside a Dissonant Society 2000
Inside a Dissonant Society 2000The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has located this sculpture at the University of Lethbridge.  The sculpture has a space in side that features two dissonant bells that can be rung.  The oscillations in the tone fill the chamber and cause most consciousness of the exterior world to be forgotten.  As the volume diminishes to nothing, one is able to sense sounds happening on the outside again and when we exit, the space, brightness and quality of the breeze and being exposed all are remarkably pertinent.  Many sculptures were all about the relationship between what is inside of the skin of a person and what is outside.  How can a sculpture cause us to actually feel covered and protected and then extremely exposed and vulnerable?  These were the goals because in society , more than the weather can cause us to feel exposed and vulnerable.
Almost Whole
Almost WholeAlmost Whole is a sculpture that features a prominent almost human organ like form piercing through an architectural structure.  In this period of work many sculptures were created where the forces of being at the time related to struggles to understand what was going on within the human body. There was actually a lot of societal pressure to conform to the status and structure that most young people enjoy in the early or mid thirties.  Some folks have children, some women become fulfilled by a wholeness born of having children and some people must find other ways to have hope and meaning in life.
No Longer Between 2005-6
No Longer Between 2005-6This sculpture features two very large components separated by distance.  The one appears to be a view finder that frames the frozen motion of the other which might be digging a hole or mechanically seems to be stretching in a robust action.  The death of an early art career mentor brought to mind the struggle to watch somebody larger than life who really was open and transparent in the way they approached the world.  To contemplate a view of another state of being safely in repose was the goal.  This sculpture was created at the Legendary Franconia Sculpture Park and then moved to the Little Rock Sculpture Park at Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock Arkansas.
"From Ground to Ask The Sky"  Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario Canada
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario CanadaThe sculpture is the first of my career to earn a permanent site in a public Sculpture Garden.  Many thanks to Alf Bogusky who recommended this happen.  The sculpture stretches out and carries a chamber that focusses the audience on the visual concert of the sky above.  It seems alike a vessel or a thing of transport and holdscontemplative space that forces a kind of psychological charge.
"Red Deer Line" 2005 Centennial Commision Winner
"Red Deer Line" 2005 Centennial Commision WinnerRed Deer Line was charged with addressing a historical figure named Alexander who came to Red Deer as a Railway Engineer and liked it so much that he put down roots and never left.  The image of a train is one aspect of this piece but it also allows two living trees to grow up and through it as is the case with many prairie stalled mechanical things that do not move.  Eventually a tree grows up and through it and the machine ends up being tied to a particular time when the tree was born.  The steel in this piece and the cast concrete bench set the stage for heat collection and better growth of the larger tree that enjoys more heat than others in the colder but sunny Alberta Winter days.
Inside Collective Consciousness 2001
Inside Collective Consciousness 2001This sculpture was in the Alberta Biennial at the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Nickel Museum at the U of Calgary.  it has obvious human body references and was a terrifically personal piece helping to deal with the fact that certain physical things were forcing our family to understand the inside workings of the human body in relationship to very strong social forces.  This particular piece caused the audience to have the opportunity to breath life through the long neck of the piece where they could blow notes trumpet style through and under the skin of the sculpture and out the interior resonating chamber.  How to make consciousness shift from the out side of the skin of a thing and onto the inside of the skin of a thing was a starting point, but the psychological charge that came of strangers standing toe to to blowing into a sculpture in a public venue came to be a smile inducing almost ceremonial way to cathartically enlist the energy of others to help our family get over our mourning about these health issues.
"The Reflecting Stone"  Prairie Walk County of Strathcona
"The Reflecting Stone" Prairie Walk County of Strathconaa granite stone of maximum physical density capped with a mirror finish of infinite non substantiality was one of 14 stones placed along a 1/4 mile walkway in Sherwood Park Alberta Canada.  The stones were placed with exacting care and in collaboration with ISL Landscape Engineers.  The four zones were arranged so that the sound emitting sites in two locations made the audience very unsure as to where the sculptures began or ended and this especially is true of the ambient sounds in the environment.  Working with Legendary artists Catherine Burgess and Walter Jule and the extremely open Landscape Engineers Terry Miles and Pat Butler, the group arrived at exquisite results that were very popular with the people who actually frequented the location.  Currently new construction has forced the temporary removal of all of the components.
Terwillegar park  Sculptures by Royden Mills
Terwillegar park Sculptures by Royden MillsPhoto by Manpreet Singh
Resonant Progression By Royden Mills
Resonant Progression By Royden MillsPhoto by Manpreet Singh
Terwillegar Park Sept. 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept. 18 2017Photo by Manpreet Singh
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017the sculptures allow for listening and physical engagementSculptures by Royden MillsPhoto by Manpreet Singh
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017
Terwillegar Park Sept 18 2017Sculpture by Royden MillsPhoto by Manpreet Singh
Resonant Progression Terwillegar Park 2017
Resonant Progression Terwillegar Park 2017Royden Mills
Resonant Progression:  Resonant Point site 2
Resonant Progression: Resonant Point site 2Royden Mills artistPhoto by Royden Mills
Installation UQAM Gallery Montreal, Brennan, Caulfield and Mills
Installation UQAM Gallery Montreal, Brennan, Caulfield and MillsSculptural tools , drawing and Collaboration with Isabelle Van Grimde Dance Company and Brian Webb Dance Company in a large scale performance and Fine art Exhibition called "The Body in Question". 
Collaboration for "The Body in Question" Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration for "The Body in Question" Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield and Royden MillsUQAM Gallery Montreal installation shot.  Isabelle Van Grimde Dance Company along with Brain Webb would perform using this installation and the hand made tools, drawings and atmospheremade for a stimulating audeince experience based on stem cell and genetic research and Bioethics conferences arranged by Professor Timothy Caulfield.
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Focal Cone, one of 18 Hand Made tools made by Mills
Focal Cone, one of 18 Hand Made tools made by Millsthe weight and gravity of using tools to gain scientific knowledge especially about stem cells and genetic code are so much in their infancy at this time that each scientist reflected a deep respect for the seriousness for their path in that field.  We met so many world leaders in Bioethics and Stem Cell, genome and medical research tat we barely could believe our good fortune at being asked to reflect on our perceptions of what they were feeling.
 Royden Mills: A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Itlalian Marble done at the Digital Stone Project Garfagnana Innovasione, Gramalazzo Italy.
Royden Mills: A Tenuous Fortitude 2018Itlalian Marble done at the Digital Stone Project Garfagnana Innovasione, Gramalazzo Italy.
 Royden Mills : A Tenuous Fortitude 2018  Italaian Marble done at Digital Stone Project, Garafagnana Innovasione Gramalazzo Italy
Royden Mills : A Tenuous Fortitude 2018Italaian Marble done at Digital Stone Project, Garafagnana Innovasione Gramalazzo Italy
"Potential"  a small sculpture that became the Maquette that inspired the Terrwillegar Park Commission installed in 2017
"Potential" a small sculpture that became the Maquette that inspired the Terrwillegar Park Commission installed in 2017
Component two for "Beyond a Certain Phrase" at Augustana Campus of the U of A
Component two for "Beyond a Certain Phrase" at Augustana Campus of the U of AEtched stainless steel tiles that allow the audience to take away rubbings of the etched images based on historical aspects related to the Campus.  The Stone pierces through the human made form as if it might always be there even if the human made form were to decay completely.  Knowledge is worth striving, but being ever vigilant about the certainty of the truth is far more valuable.  Persistence is more valuable than talent.
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" by Royden Mills
"From Ground to Ask The Sky" by Royden Millsthis image is From Convergence art festival in Providence Rhode Island USA, Curatred by Bob Rizzo where the sculpture was in front of the Supreme Court Building at Brown University for two years
"Fuge"  by Royden Mills
"Fuge" by Royden MillsAlberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent collection.  Originally the sculpture presented as a viable sculpture for a commission at the Winspear Center Music hall in Edmonton.  14' long 8' deep and 5'4" tall.  A fundamental aspect of this site was that the work needed to be seen from two different vantage points higher than normal eye level.
"From Ground to Ask the Sky" By Royden Mills
"From Ground to Ask the Sky" By Royden Millssee here at Odette Sculpture Park in Windsor Ontario with Detroit in the back ground, this sculpture has an interior contemplative space facing the visual concert available of our glorious Canadian Skies.
"Pressed Balanced Growth" by Royden Mills
"Pressed Balanced Growth" by Royden Mills
Morning Bell by Royden Mills
Morning Bell by Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
"Through Destination"  Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
"Through Destination" Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
"Prairie Walk"  County of Strathcona Collaboration with Catherine Burgess and Walter Jule
"Prairie Walk" County of Strathcona Collaboration with Catherine Burgess and Walter Julefour zones installed over a quarter mile at Centre in the Park featuring all weather soundscapes with natural sounds emitting that blur the perceptions around what is recorded sound and ambient sound and the Prairie landscape environment that is available in this region in different seasons.  
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Bassinet by Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden MillsAlberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent Collection, long featured at MacEwan University West End Campus.
"Line of Least Resistance" by Royden Mills
"Line of Least Resistance" by Royden Millssmall scale work by MIlls in Private Collection of Darcy Trufynn
"To a Certain Extent"  By Royden Mills
"To a Certain Extent" By Royden Millssmall scale sculpture in private collection of Lianne McTavish
"Stainless" by Royden Mills
"Stainless" by Royden Millssmall Scale sculpture donated to the AGA AOTB auction in private collection
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden MillsSmall Scale Sculpture Donated to AOTB in Private Collection of Architect Donna Clare
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Mills
"Phaedrus Homestead" by Royden Millssmall scale sculpture donated to AOTB in private collection of Architect Donna Clare
Suspended Gain by Royden Mills
Suspended Gain by Royden Millssmall scale wooden and tensioned rope
Royden Mills: "Uncertain Cantilever"
Royden Mills: "Uncertain Cantilever"Small Scale sculpture AOTB donation in private Collection of Gene Dub Architecture
Collaboration Royden Mills and Sean Caulfield
Collaboration Royden Mills and Sean CaulfieldPrivate Collection: Timothy Caulfield
"Would Introspective" By Royden Mills
"Would Introspective" By Royden Millssmall scaled Sculpture by Royden Mills in private collection of Caitlin Wells
"Inner Wave" by Royden Mills
"Inner Wave" by Royden MillsDonation to AOTB private collection of Dr. Lloyd Redington.
"Corner Pocket" by Royden Mills
"Corner Pocket" by Royden MillsPrivate Collection of Lu and Kim Ziola
Installation View of Inside Out, by Royden Mills at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Installation View of Inside Out, by Royden Mills at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Inside Premonition by Royden Mills
Inside Premonition by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Millstwo years of studio life in Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan 30 sculptures and a solo exhibition
"Sakaguchi" made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Sakaguchi" made in Japan by Royden Mills
Hokkaido by Royden Mills
Hokkaido by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Matsubera" made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Matsubera" made in Japan by Royden Mills
Nakamura : Made in Japan by Royden Mills
Nakamura : Made in Japan by Royden Mills
"Tzukue" made in Japan: by Royden Mills
"Tzukue" made in Japan: by Royden Mills
Okabe made in Japan: by Royden Mills
Okabe made in Japan: by Royden Mills
"New York Summer" State University of New York: Royden Mills artist
"New York Summer" State University of New York: Royden Mills artist
"Openning Up" by Royden Mills
"Openning Up" by Royden Millssmall scale Sculpture in private collection of Stacey MacMillan
"Portal" by Royden Mills
"Portal" by Royden MillsPrivate Collection thanks to Leslie Hunter
"Prairie Grandchild" by Royden Mills
"Prairie Grandchild" by Royden MillsPinhole Camera three tons of light tight chamber with the sky above projected at your feet in real analogue time.  a bomb shelter to guard against vulnerabilities, social and environmental.
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graduate school work dedicated to memory of Rob Howell by Royden Mills
graduate school work dedicated to memory of Rob Howell by Royden MillsHowell's Holster
"Tzu Jan"  First steel sculpture by Royden Mills
"Tzu Jan" First steel sculpture by Royden MillsCollege Arts '86 national award winner
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Royden MillsCollection of Fraser Brinsmead
Shizuka na Umi:  By Royden Mills
Shizuka na Umi: By Royden Millspermanent Collection of Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock Arkansas
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Royden Millssmall scale sculpture
"inner Key" by Royden Mills
"inner Key" by Royden Millsprivate Collection of Stan Stroup, Manchester Vermont
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Royden Mills
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Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Fugue: Royden Mills
Fugue: Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden Mills
Bassinet by Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills: "Almost Whole" Belgravia Sculpture Park
Royden Mills: "Almost Whole" Belgravia Sculpture ParkCity of Edmonton permanent Collection
Royden Mills: "Ground to Ask the Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario
Royden Mills: "Ground to Ask the Sky" Odette Sculpture Park Windsor Ontario
Royden Mills in the employ of Anthony Caro
Royden Mills in the employ of Anthony Caro
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Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Royden Mills
Tricycle Artist group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle Artist group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle
Tricycle
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Royden Mills: "Guardian" Alberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent Collection
Royden Mills: "Guardian" Alberta Foundation for the Arts Permanent Collectiondedicated to the nursing staff at Canmore Hospital By Arlen Bruce: O.R. Manager at Canmore hospital.  When she left, they hired three people to replace her.  If they had hired even one, would she have stayed on into old age?
Royden Mills: Collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Royden Mills: Collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Royden Mills: "Blair's Introspection"
Royden Mills: "Blair's Introspection"the interior of this sculpture was given for use to artist Blair Brennan to use for the rest of his life
Royden Mills: Cross Section at Sherwood Park: an Idea
Royden Mills: Cross Section at Sherwood Park: an Idea
Tricycle group:  Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
Tricycle group: Catherine Burgess, Walter Jule, Royden Mills
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Mills Home Studio
Mills Home Studio...on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River and the great Canadian Prairie
Keel Tie and Uncertain Exertion at EPCOR Tower Solo Show Edmonton
Keel Tie and Uncertain Exertion at EPCOR Tower Solo Show Edmonton
DC3 Solo Exhibition Edmonton
DC3 Solo Exhibition Edmonton
Sean's Introspection EPCOR Tower "No Job More Dangerous"
Sean's Introspection EPCOR Tower "No Job More Dangerous"interior of Sculpture is available to Sean Caulfield to use for the rest of his life to make or use or install as much as he would like.
No Job More Dangerous Solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower and dC3 Art Projects
No Job More Dangerous Solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower and dC3 Art Projects
NO JOB More Dangerous EPCOR TOWER Exhibition Solo Show
NO JOB More Dangerous EPCOR TOWER Exhibition Solo ShowRoyden Mills Sculpture
"Want" at EPCOR Tower Exhibition and dC3 Art Projects
"Want" at EPCOR Tower Exhibition and dC3 Art ProjectsRoyden Mills Exhibition Solo show in Two Venues
Royden Mills EPCOR TOWER "No JOB more Dangerous Exhibition
Royden Mills EPCOR TOWER "No JOB more Dangerous Exhibition
Drawing Machine at Latitude 53 Gallery Colaboration ROyden Mills and Chris Camp
Drawing Machine at Latitude 53 Gallery Colaboration ROyden Mills and Chris Camp
Installing  solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower
Installing solo Exhibition at EPCOR Tower
Keel Tie at EPCOR TOWER thanks to Ken Cantor
Keel Tie at EPCOR TOWER thanks to Ken Cantor
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EPCOR TOWER , No Job More Dangerous Solo show
EPCOR TOWER , No Job More Dangerous Solo show
No Job More Dangerous Installation Photo EPCOR TOWER
No Job More Dangerous Installation Photo EPCOR TOWER
dC3 No Job More Dangerous Installation Image
dC3 No Job More Dangerous Installation Image
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dC3 "No Job More Dangerous" Installation photo
dC3 "No Job More Dangerous" Installation photo
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Prairie Walk: 1/4 Mile long sound and stone installation County of Strathcona
Prairie Walk: 1/4 Mile long sound and stone installation County of StrathconaCatherine Burgess, Walter Jule and Royden Mills
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Chelsea Art Museum New York City Perceptions of Promise collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Chelsea Art Museum New York City Perceptions of Promise collaboration with Sean Caulfield
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Collaboration with Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
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Prairie Walk 1/4 Mile Long Installation County of Strathcona Catherine Burgess Walter Jule Royden Mills
Prairie Walk 1/4 Mile Long Installation County of Strathcona Catherine Burgess Walter Jule Royden Mills
RCA Ceremonies 2017: Royden Mills Inducted
RCA Ceremonies 2017: Royden Mills Inducted
Thanks to Linda Mills
Thanks to Linda Mills
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