Tlingit Tribal Art

Robert Davis Hoffmann: Tlingit Tribal Art


Tlingit Indian from Kake, Alaska. Tsaagweidi clan, Xaay Hit (Yellow Cedar House). My Tlingit name is Xaashuch'eet.

I am primarily a designer. Though I've always loved cedar and have been a woodcarver for many years, I find much freedom in design.
I paint in acrylics and work in mixed media. I explore ways to represent contempory issues by using themes of re-creation and transformation.

In using non-traditional materials and styles I bridge our tribal past to the present.

For Purchase


Store Product

Salmon Spawn Card Bundle

Bundle of 10 cards with Salmon Spawn photo of the artist's painting.

Unique hybrid between traditional and contemporary. The salmon eggs are being ejected from the salmon. The fan-shaped designs represent the body parts of spawned salmon that are returning to show the complete salmon cycle.

Cards are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and come with envelopes.