Metropulse, The Future of the Past, 1997

By Heather Joyner

When Mills is not amusing us with visual and verbal puns, he’s stunning us with razor-sharp irony. "[Native] American Story Quilt- a Patchwork Comforter” is made from a beat-up roll-down map of North America and speaks of grade school days when children were taught bald-faced lies about their country’s history. The map’s title has deleted letters and letters masking original words, implying that the lies continue.

—Heather Joyner, “The Future of the Past, In Form Ation: Constructions and Collages by Dan Mills”, Metropulse, Knoxville, October 30, 1997

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