Rosalind Cook - Sculptor
Born in Lima, Peru, Rosalind Cook spent her early childhood in a remote village on a ranch that lay on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains where she developed a love for ethnic peoples which is reflected in her work. She attended the University of Texas majoring in Special Education for blind and visually impaired since her father insisted she “must not major in art but in something in which she was sure to support herself.” However, after raising three children to the age of less dependence she began her studies in sculpture.
“When I discovered working in clay three dimensionally, it was the ‘AH-HA’ of my life.” After several years of strong studies in anatomy, design, and the study of the master’s works in Italy, Rosalind’s sculptures began to make their mark. She is most noted for her faces and the ability to capture movement and flow. Rosalind feels that sculpting was a calling on her life. In her work she seeks to celebrate life and the Creator of life.
Over the years she has been represented by twelve notable galleries, exhibited in numerous one person shows and in museum shows such as Gilcrease Musem and Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her home of 42 years. Rosalind’s monumental public works can be seen in hospitals, parks, churches, and corporate headquarters across the United States. Rosalind has taught sculpture classes at Philbrook Museum Tulsa, OK; Oklahoma Sculpture Society; Scottsdale Artist’s School and the Fechin Institute in Taos, NM. In Crested Butte, Rosalind has placed a life size sculpture, “Lillith”, on Elk Avenue and her life size “Gratitude” was purchased by the Wedding Garden in Mt. Crested Butte. In Crested Butte, Rosalind is represented by RedLine Gallery, 429 Elk Avenue. Rosalind’s book, Capturing the Spirit in Bronze, tells about her journey and sculptures. More on Rosalind and her sculptures can be seen on her website: www.RosalindCook.com