Clarence Steven Mills
Haida Name: Gahghin-skuss (Out of your own land)
Member of the Eagle Clan, Skidegate
Crest: Split Raven, Grizzly Bear
In British Columbia, on Canadas Northwest Coast, we have a native culture with a history comparable to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the pillars of Rome and temples of the Far East, with artists of equal talent. The voices of the culture still remain today in the art. Art is its survival.
The powerful silence of the native art speaks a worthy breath, sparked with the right energy to carry it around the world, it will bring a much larger awareness of its people and culture.
One such artist, Clarence Mills, has over the past 20 years established markets in Canada, The United States, Asia and Europe. The artwork created in the tradition of his people. The Haida family crests being the ideas incorporated into the carvings in argillite, ivory, red and yellow cedar boxes, bowls, doors, plaques, limited edition silkscreen prints, engraved silver and gold jewelry and monumental size totem poles for international events.
Today Clarence does everything from jewelry for stars such as Burt Reynolds to totem poles for the Louvre Museum.