My Tree of Life, 2017, Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, $8,500

Original size is 667 × 889 pixels

“The woman walking into the future from the past is the act in which we see the shift taking place today in Northwest Coast art. The forms stand strong, but the actual image itself is flowing and descending. This is allowing my practice as an artist to open and move between worlds of that of native art and contemporary art. The message about this transformation is that we, on the international stage, are all connected and influencing each other whether we know it or not. There’s so much room to grow as we connect through art and stories of the ancient.” — Rande Cook