Resistant Raven 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.
"Raven is always pushing our consciousness along. Getting into things maybe we should or shouldn’t. Understand humanity and understanding ourselves. If he focused on only was good or right some things wouldn’t be in existence. He’s illuminating that for us. In this print, he’s bringing color scheme in a different way. Some people wouldn’t like these colors because they are not traditional. The blue corner depicts the proverbial box. The person inside is expressing, “If you are going to put me in your box then good luck trying to find me!”- Rob Mills