Boy in the Sky, 2017, Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), Red cedar, acrylic, abalone shell, 51.5" x 25" x 14.5", $19,500

Original size is 650 × 1000 pixels

“It was not a great big fire in the sky to the Kwakwak’awakw, he’s a little guy who gets up every morning, puts his abalone earrings on, and walks across the sky. His earrings are the things that get the light.” — Doug Cranmer

Doug Cranmer’s story inspired Cook’s work because it allows for adaptation in modern day seeing and creating.