"That's Italian for love with 'lli' added," says Miles. He notes that he found art by coming to a dead end in life, "I was at the bottom of the pickle barrel" and felt that he got a second chance
when he got the idea of building things out of nothing--free or almost free material--and the pleasure it gave him. It was a further delight when people who had given him their discarded "junk" now
not only wanted to buy it back but also appreciated what it had become and the hard work that had led to its creation.
Miles was born and reared in Green Bay. For the past 12 years, he has owned and operated Miles Amorelli Design. Working with recycled material is more gratifying for him than working with new
"Recycled Rising Sun" is at the Vinal Street entrance to the Art Park. When designing the piece, he wanted to focus on not only using recycled material but also adding color to the Art Park--color
for all seasons of the year. The rays of the sun are recycled garage door tension rods and the arch is from fuel oil tanks. The bright orange and yellow acrylic pieces cast a warming glow all day
On the Webb Street side of the park entrance, you will find three sturdy, rusty "Posing Blocks" for people to stand on and have their picture taken. In the middle of the park is a colonnade, its
lacy top being recycled redi-rod, a work still in progress.
During installation of his pieces, Miles found that many people came and helped with the project, wanted to talk. He sees the entire Walls of Wittenberg project as a way to bring people together,
the art facilitating strangers strike up a conversation.
For further information and photos of his past and recent creative expressions visit: www.milesamorellidesign.com.