The Killerwhale can also be found along the west coast of North America throughout the year. Killerwhale clans connect themselves to the sea, where their ancestors are said to have once lived at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. There are many legends that tell of Killerwhales tipping canoes and bringing the occupants to their villages at the bottom of the ocean, and of whales guiding people to safety when they are caught on the water. All along the coast, fishers and hunters often apply Killerwhale designs to their canoes and paraphernalia. These depictions often include human elements, such as a human face in the blowhole or tail flukes.
The human elements within these depictions may represent the artist, the artists connection to their clan, or an image of transformation. Generally, Killerwhales symbolize longevity, communication and strength within Northwest Coast art and culture. William Cook comes from a family of artists: his brother is established Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rande Cook, and his niece is emerging Kwakwaka'wakw artist Jazmine McCrimmon-Cook.
He works in the traditional Kwakwaka'wakw style, and has worked with Kwakwaka'wakw artists Patrick Seaweed, Henry Nelson, and Frances Dick. William is primarily a jeweller, but he began creating cedar panels in 2013.
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