SPIRIT BEADS - THUNDERBIRD
William Cook comes from a family of artist; his brother is established Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rande Cook, and his niece is emerging Kwakwaka'wakw artist Jazimine McCrimmon-Cook. He works in the traditional Kwakwaka'wakw style and has worked with Kwakwaka'wakw artist Ptrick Seaweed, Henry Nelson and Frances Dick. William is primarily a jeweller but he began creating cedar panels in 2013.
Thunderbird possesses supernatural power and is credited for creating storms. When he blinks, lighting comes out of his eyes, and when he flaps his wings, thunder roars. It hunts and eats Whales by using the two lightning snakes kept under his wings.
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