Elements Within I, II, II, IV
‘Elements Within’ by Rande Cook – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: No condition noted.
Description by Artist: There are many ways of looking at a bentwood box of traditional design, and trying to decipher the meaning or see the figures. Being a student of the art form can be never ending. For me, it is something that naturally finds its way to the surface of my soul; it is there I express my feelings. Within this box design,
- Elements Within I, Edition Print # 14 of 125 – is an interpretation of an eagle, and within that eagle is a mosquito (red design within the back).
- Elements Within II, Edition Print # 48 of 125 – is my interpretation of a whale with a human within the form lines of the whale.
- Elements Within III, Edition Print # 73 of 125 – is another mosquito with a human in its mouth.
- Elements Within IV, Edition Print # 14 of 125 – are elements stacked with a human; the human is an interpretation of me and the season my hand is within the red is because of the power to show the art form from its mythical background. You will see my initials RC, hidden in the right corner.
Everybody has a box of treasures and this is one I would like to share with everyone to show that we are all spiritual one way or another. Within this box is the line between our spirituality and the world we live in today.
The red form line in I & II represents the spiritual side of the art or the spiritual side of the world. III & IV represent our natural world.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This complete set of four limited edition silkscreen prints titled “Elements Within I”, “Elements Within II”, “Elements Within III”, and “Elements Within IV” by Rande Cook is sold as set only.
These prints were published in 2003. They were hand produced by the screenprinting process. They were the only limited edition printing of these designs. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the editions. The editions each consists of 125 signed and numbered copies, 12 artist’s proofs, 2 Remarque’s for “Elements Within III” and 5 Remarque’s for “Elements Within IV and 1 Printer’s Proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist for each edition and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.