‘Frog’ by Rande Cook – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: 1″ crease / bend in each of upper left and lower right corners, easily covered with matting. iMAGE NOT AFFECTED
Description by Artist: The frog has many supernatural abilities. They are a highly respected animal and are used as power sources by medicine people. Some ancestors received their coppers from supernatural frogs. In the Tuxwid ceremonial dances certain women will give birth to a frog as a symbol of her connection to this powerful animal.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Remarque silkscreen print titled “Frog” by Rande Cook was published in October, 2002. It was hand produced by the screenprinting process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 200 signed and numbered copies, 20 artist’s proofs, 1 printer’s proof, 3 Remarque’s. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.