Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; Open office 909, south wall

Elements Within IV

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.50
Artist:
Rande Cook
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 7.5 in;14 in Width: 5.25 in;11 in
Note: Mat dimensions
Description:
Red, black, and tan totem figures.
Historical Context:
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.