Luminance Print by Rob Mills
Robert Mills is a lifelong resident of Southeast, Alaska. Specifically, he calls the village of Kake his home. Robert is a Tlingit artist of the Tsaagweidi clan who works with metal, paint and wood. His art is deeply tied to Lingit aani and the Tlingit culture which grew out of thousands of years of interaction with this darkly-forested, fjord-riven land. Robert’s art both celebrates ancient Tlingit traditions and builds upon them.
"Luminance brings light to physical spaces as well as various situations and scenarios. This print illustrates how Tlingit Northwest Coastal Art has brought healing to spaces of my life that needed healthy remedies. My hope is that Luminance can bring light to people’s lives where they need it.
Luminance was designed in the style of Naaxein, a ceremonial Chilkat blanket. Traditionally, that blanket was reserved for really highly regarded people. I feel like at this point we are all highly regarded and I want people to feel as such." - Rob Mills