Boy in the Sky, 2017

Original size is 650 × 1000 pixels

Rande Cook (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar, acrylic, abalone shell

51.5″ x 25″ x 14.5″ (131 x 64 x 37cm)

$19,500

“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.