Rande Cook

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Artist Photo – Rande Cook

Name:
Rande Cook (1977 – )
Gender:
Male
Style:
Kwakwaka’wakw
Region:
Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada


Chief Rande Cook (K’alapa) was born May 1977 in culture-rich Alert Bay, a small village on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by the beauty of land and art, Rande found the passion of creativity at an early age. With the strong teachings from his grandparents Gus and Florence Matilpi Rande learned the strong values of life and culture. In 2008 Rande inherited his grandfathers chieftainship and now carries the name Makwala, which means moon. Rande is very involved in his culture and has hosted a Potlatch and two feasts for his family and community. Rande is also known for his traditional dancing and singing in Potlatches.

Rande has worked with many great mentors such as John Livingston for his mastery in wood sculpting, Robert Davidson in metal work, Calvin Hunt for his amazing craftsmanship in wood and most recently Repousee and Chasing master Valentin Yotkov.
Rande has been expanding his capacities with new creative ideas and in 2010 traveled to Italy to study under Yotkov. Most recently he travelled to New York to study in Yotkov’s studio to increase his craft in Repousse and Chasing.
Rande pushes himself in all his mediums looking for perfection of each technique. Rande’s works can be seen in many galleries in the United States and Canada, and is now in collections around the world.

Rande now resides in Victoria where he continues to push himself in his creativity by finding many new inspirations in new mediums.

Art Work

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    A New Season

    A New Season

    2003
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    Box of Light by Rande Cook 2011 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Box of Light

    2011
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    Dzunukwa by Rande Cook 2012 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Dzunukwa

    2012
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    'Elegantly Wined' by Rande Cook

    Elegantly Wined

    2015
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    Elements Within I, II, III, IV Box Set by Rande Cook 2003 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Elements Within I, II, II, IV

    2003
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    Flow of Energy I & II by Rande Cook 2007 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Flow of Energy I & II

    2007
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    Forever Family by Rande Cook 2010 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Forever Family

    2010
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    Frog by Rande Cook 2002 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Frog

    2002
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    In Our Time by Rande Cook 2007 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    In Our Time

    2007
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    Lines of Time by Rande Cook 2007 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Lines of Time

    2007
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    Spirits of Our Time by Rande Cook 2007 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Spirits of Our Time

    2007
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    Spiritual Set by Rande Cook 2005 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Spiritual set

    2005
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    Swan by Rande Cook 2002 - Northwest Coast - Kwakwaka’wakw

    Swan

    2002