BLOOM was shown at the Brattleboro Museum and Art center in 2021. It is now in a private collection in Maine.
“Miles Chapin responded to the pandemic by sculpting a stylized blossom thrusting its smooth surface up through a tower of rough stone. The abstract, looping flower “blooms” from a split in the massive rock and appears to float weightlessly above it. The multiple contrasts between these two forms fashioned from the same block of granite evoke a frisson of expectation and energy. Chapin has given us a monument to hope and beauty just when we need it.”
— Mara Williams, Chief Curator