Robert Hoffmann: Filling Empty Spaces - Attraction and Distraction
January 14 – April 22, 2023
About the Artist
Through his carvings and paintings, Robert Hoffmann (Tlingit) explores cultural values and to what ends they drive us in a search for fulfillment.
Image credit: Introspection (detail)
Robert Hoffmann gave an opening reception talk on January 14, 2023.
I use our Tlingit formline style to represent beauty in all things and the possibility of beauty in all people.
Our formline style can be seen in objects from centuries ago. When I design, it connects me to both our past and the present cultural way of being.