Bridging the past with the modern, where ecology meets form.
The understanding of Kwakwaka’wakw culture with understanding all living ecosystems and the life that has been forming for thousands of years within the forests. Roots network systems passing information from tree to tree creates a living energy force that feeds the world we know from above. Traditionally this energy is known as spiritual or supernatural. The green formline ties this living ecosystem together between all living things from beneath the soil and the plants we see growing above. The raw Siena colour is the soil, we dance on this soil barefoot to be as close as we can to this living energy/force, Mother Earth. The ochre is symbolic in purifying and protecting children and preparing one for death as the circle of life. The face is this spirit, that draws on all the nutrients from below and passes it to the plants and trees above.
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This beautiful triptych piece is one of Cook's works for his oral thesis called "The Tree of Life and Its People, Symphony of Ecology" 2021 .
His unique approach in exploring new materials outside of traditional cedar allowed him to capture the essence of connecting culture and ecology and its beautiful symbiotic relationship.
This piece is an original design sandblasted on pressed board with premium high gloss paint. Each panel is 32"x49.5"x1.5".
This piece now hangs in Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria BC. For any specific inquiries for this piece please contact Alcheringa Gallery
We are available for commission inquiries and will be creating more of these stunning pieces. Please inquire with us.
Leaf Modern Gallery
2614 Bridge Street Victoria B.C.
Rande Cook 250 704-6777