Billy Joe Miller is a queer, self-taught interdisciplinary artist who creates sculptures, installations, and public art in response to the natural world. The themes of belonging, shelter, and sanctuary are integral to his work. As a hospice nursing assistant for many years, Billy Joe accompanied people through the process of dying. His experiences in healthcare-related sites, as well as his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2010, have inspired his desire to create accessible public art for parks, community centers, civic space and healthcare related sites. Originally from San Diego, Billy now lives in the East Mountains. In addition to his studio practice, he creates collaborative community-based projects and produces public art.