Elements Within IV
Height: 7.5 in;14 in
Width: 5.25 in;11 in
Note: Mat dimensions
Red, black, and tan totem figures.
Rande Cook (Galapa) was born in 1977 in the northern Vancouver Island town of Alert Bay. Rande’s grandfather taught him the essential elements of art and impressed upon him how art both reflects and connects to the culture of the Namgis, Maamtigila, and Mamalilikala tribes and it’s importance in maintaining and preserving a flourishing culture. Among his influences, Rande credits his brother Will Cook Jr., William Wasden Jr., Beau Dick, Don Yeomans, Bruce Alfred, and, most recently, John Livingston. During his apprenticeship with John, Rande has explored woodcarving, mask making, box design, and numerous other forms of coastal First Nations art.