Just an update on what ultimately happened to my Tiger Lily doll. After I had purchased her for use towards the "Taking Back Tiger Lily" submission I had published by Four Winds Native Literary Magazine, I felt like I wasn't quite sure what to do with her. Would I still use her occasionally with my Robohontas site? Was she just going to sit on a shelf and not do anything? Well, I finally realized where she needed to end up. Last week I mailed her to the Editor of Four Winds a
Guess who arrived in the mail today? Somehow, I don't think she'll end a robot like Robohontas, but we'll just have to see. She has more presence outside of her box. I realized that this doll is a Korean version of a Native American character from an American Disney cartoon based on a book by a British author. This girl is global! Which may also explain why the shoes she comes with look like Dutch clogs? Anyhow, look for some new work featuring Tiger Lily in the near future.
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
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