" Miller is drawn to objects possessing a quality of evocative and poetic significance, so that the personal and the universal mingle as she articulates and refines her visual language. While the images are often quite beautiful they are also frequently dark, mysterious, and iconoclastic. This reflects Miller's perennial impulse to render an element of the amiss, to assert that things are not always what they seem.

" It becomes clear that although the nuptial ceremonial and ritual iconography is overt and recognizable, the Bride as she appears here is a symbol for a fuller range of female consciousness.

" The true strength of this book is reflective of how far women have come, yet profoundly expressive of women's veiled turmoil, conflict and continued struggle for equality."

Shana Nys Dambrot
Art Critic and Curator

" Freyda Miller's journey in art reflects a personal narrative that also captures the layers and conflicting dualities of women's realities as they attempt to satisfy the stereotypes and myths of marriage and motherhood.

" The women seem staged, are faceless, perhaps voiceless, static and objectified like props placed in scenarios that serve to bolster the image of marriage. The painterly quality of her photography derives from her subtle hand tinting. The prolific use of veils creates an impressionist mist-like quality that literally thinly veils their nakedness and vulnerability. Aprons, perhaps also a metaphor for domesticity, are on clotheslines held in place by clothespins. They blow in the wind but cannot escape.

" Overall, Miller has succeeded in managing an extremely complex task of integrating dualities without compromising her art or narrative."

Faye Margolis, Ph.D