Born in culture-rich Alert Bay BC, Rande Cook was surrounded by the beauty of the land and groomed by the strong teachings of his grandparents. While growing up, Cook and his grandfather observed and discussed the traditional art forms of their Kwakwaka'wakw heritage. As Cook got older, his love for culture never faded and his desire to be artistically creative continually evolved. With many years of apprenticing with well-known master carvers and traveling the world, Cook developed and perfected his craft gaining 25 years as a professional artist. More recently, Cook completed his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria and continues to explore innovative ways in advancing his creative knowledge. Presently, Cook is passionate about being a father and a strong advocate for climate change for the future. In a recent discovery, Cook has been involving science in his new works in hopes to be part of the solution in unifying our environment, people, and the planet.