His sculptures embody the resilience of south Mississippi, and chances are, if you've driven along Highway 90, you've seen them first hand. Now people here and abroad will be able to check out Marlin Miller's latest marvel at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Thursday, the talented artist unveiled “Katrina,” a new handcrafted exhibit. Miller gained fame in south Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina when he used his chainsaw to carve dead trees into beautiful works of art, celebrating the Coast's resilient spirit.
For this sculpture, Miller used more than 1,500 of driftwood recovered after the massive storm. Miller says, "It was my goal to have a large horse sculpture like this completed by the tenth anniversary of Katrina. Reared back on its back legs, I just thought it was very symbolic and represented the spirit that came out of Katrina and the sense of rebuilding which is what it's been about since the very beginning." Miller says he came up with the idea for this sculpture over the past year and he believes it's found the perfect home.