Strong Man Mask "The Strength That Resides In Us All" by Robert K Mills
"The Strength That Resides In Us All"
Robert Mills (Tlingit)
Cast Forton, Horse Hair
40" H x 28" W x 16" D
***Made to order and shipping cost will be calculated after the mask sculpture is produced***
"All too often, Tlingit (and all Indigenous) narratives are disregarded as legends or myths, not taking into account the thousands of years spent discerning humanity. From those thousands of years spent observing, came to fruition chronicles that were implemented to help navigate generations forward. One of which was the history of Dukt’ootl’ (Blackskin), he is our ‘Strongman’, that is frequently remembered for tearing a sealion in half; what is often forgotten is the strength he enacted by overcoming the barrage of insults and mockery from his own people. Being an outcast could have easily overcome him with bitterness and low self esteem, but perhaps his greatest strength of all, was the mental fortitude to overcome the ridicule and convert into strength. Resistance comes in a plethora of forms, is omnipresent, and is Universal to humanity; the Ancient ones knew this and left behind a wonderful illustration of how we can use resistance to strengthen ourselves for any endeavor." - Robert Mills