Rande Cook and I discussed doing a portrait of him in January 2014, and then set up a photo shoot to capture material. Rande’s idea to paint him in traditional Regalia was married with the idea behind my latest series, where I re-imagined world famous artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Banksy, and Murakami in the style of Squirrealism.

Re-imagining Rande Cook with his art and design was a great way to continue this theme. Chief Rande Cook is pictured here in traditional Regalia, which he designed himself.

This idea grew, and Rande then invited me to join him for a two person show called Ravenous which will be showing at the Alcheringa Gallery June 23 – July 19, 2014.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from February 2014.

I hope you can make it to the show, and see our collaboration, Rande’s artwork, and the final artworks created from this creative. Show information is below.

Behind the scenes footage of photo shoot. Chief Rande Cook in Regalia. Feb 2014.

Behind the scenes footage of photo shoot. Chief Rande Cook in Regalia. Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

 

Chief Rande Cook in Regalia (back view), Feb 2014.

Chief Rande Cook in Regalia (back view), Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

 

Rande Cook with Vatican Mask, Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

Rande Cook with Vatican Mask, Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

Rande Cook with Vatican Mask, Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

Rande Cook with Vatican Mask, Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

 

Rande Cook with Chief's Copper. Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

Rande Cook with Chief’s Copper. Feb 2014. Photo by Jen Steele.

More information on show dates here:
http://www.carollyne.com/blog/2014/05/ravenous-alcheringa-gallery-rande-cook-and-carollyne-yardley-june-23-july-19-2014/

Facebook Events pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/247638198766617/

Rande Cook website: www.randecook.com