Ecology Today carved into red cedar by Indigenous artist Rande Cook
Ecology Today carved into red cedar by Indigenous artist Rande Cook
Ecology Today Carving by Rande Cook
Ecology Today Carving by Rande Cook

Ecology Today Carving by Rande Cook

Regular price $7,953.00 USD
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This exquisite carving supports fundraising for the Ma’amtagila People. 100% of the final bid will be donated to the Ma’amtagila in their legal fight to be acknowledged as a people by the BC and federal governments. A charitable receipt will be issued to the winning bidder. 

Ecology Today is a unique art piece dreamt up as part of Rande Cook’s Ecology series. 36” in diameter and carved into red cedar, it takes ancient forms from the art of the Kwakwaka’wakw that have been in existence for thousands of years on the coast and brings them into the 21st century.

In connection to Suzanne Simard’s recent research on tree communication, the artwork bridges ancient visual Kwakwaka’wakw forms with our developing science-based understanding of tree language. Where the traditional art form of the Kwakwaka’wakw once spoke to these land relationships, the Ecology Series intends to refresh that visual language for today: inviting us as observers to discuss our relationship with the natural environment.

In Rande Cook's words: "It’s an acknowledgment of First Nations people and their connection to the land. It’s saying: I support what these stories represent, and that there’s a really deep connection to the land that maybe we should all start looking at.
It’s a land acknowledgment. Even if someone doesn’t know who the Ma’amtagila are, but recognizes that people just want to feel like they’re going home and want to share in knowing what that feeling is."

For more information visit the Ecology Today project.