Rande Cook (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Red cedar, acrylic, abalone shell
51.5″ x 25″ x 14.5″ (131 x 64 x 37cm)
“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.