I happened to run across a call for submissions from Four Winds Magazine recently for sketches, paintings, beadwork, photography, poetry, short essays, and prose by Native American artists on the subject of "re-creating Tiger Lily to fit a real model of Indigenous womanhood." In case you aren't familiar, Tiger Lily is the Indian princess from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Her most popular incarnation is likely from the Disney cartoon version, with early character studies shown abo
I ran across the image above on a tumblr post by an English artist named James Powell who lives in Minnesota. He isn't specifically creating Native artwork, but it appears to be part of a series where he is imagining Disney princesses as robots. In any case, it seems relevant to share here too!
As I've worked to update and create a new web presence for Robohontas, I figured that I should still keep a blog going. Most of my efforts with Robohontas nowadays are focused on her Facebook and Twitter pages, where I collect and link to various news articles of interest. These are usually related to Native/Indigenous and environmental issues. But I miss making art with Robohontas! So, in honor of her debut in 2011, I wanted to start this new blog off with one of her first o