Ridgewood News (New Jersey). Maps are Springboard for Artist’s Imagination.  February 24, 2001


By Paul Watson

Dan Mills’ cartographic universe is one fashioned from conflicting epochs. If time is a human construct, always fleeting in our minds, then Mills would remain steady, one period superimposed over another. His map-collage work is the equivalent of looking att a picture while one’s retina keeps another flasbulb burning over it. As a result, maps become commentaries, artworks and philosophical inquisitions as opposed to geographical learning tools. It is his uncanny knowledge of history as a subjective response to the sociopoliticl whims of the times that endows his work with rare insight. 

—Paul Watson