Embryonic Eagle 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.
It is common to regard dark spaces as just that - purely negative. Actually, some dark places can be places for immense growth and change. An eagle understands this and has learned to be maneuverable. We are always shifting, changing, evolving and rebirthing ourselves.
The eagle illustrated within the embryo is represented in a non-conventional way, depicting how we may be in uncomfortable situations, but those situations can foster something new and exciting."- Rob Mills