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My "First Man and First Woman" Lantern for Lunar Fest 2021 Shown until April 22nd. Hosted by the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA). In collaboration with the Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto (TCAT) we are the organizers of LunarFest, an annual celebration for the Lunar New Year and culture. Varley Art Gallery Courtyard, Markham, Ontario.

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@lunarfestgta https://lunarfestgta.ca/the-first-man-and-the-first-woman-by-philip-cote/

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Philip Cote  Chiefs of The Clans Humber College

Clans of the Chiefs of the War of 1812, 2015 Brazilian Wonderstone 18" Height x 13" x 12" The importance of this sculpture was to show the essence of these leaders and where they each receive their power from. Each of the animals have a certain powers or attributes Bear, Otter, Eagle, Beaver, Muskellunge and the Turtle. (Collection of Humber College, North Campus, Toronto)

Philip Cote  Chiefs of The Clans Humber College 02

Clans of the Chiefs of the War of 1812, 2015 Brazilian Wonderstone 18" Height x 13" x 12" The importance of this sculpture was to show the essence of these leaders and where they each receive their power from. Each of the animals have a certain powers or attributes Bear, Otter, Eagle, Beaver, Muskellunge and the Turtle. (Collection of Humber College, North Campus, Toronto)

Philip Cote  01 The Gathering of the Clans

The Gathering of the Clans, 2015 Ceramic Tile Mosaic on Plywood 7' Diameter & 32" Height The Anishinaabe Clan System, each animal clan representing a specific responsibility for the growth and care of the community. The animals in the mosaic are shown in white. White is a sign of entering The Eighth Fire – a time that is prophesized to be when western and Indigenous thinking will come together to build a new understanding. At Todmorden Mills/Collaboration with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Buffalo Skull

Painted Buffalo Skull, 2009 Acrylic paint on Buffalo Skull. The Design is that of a Sundance with all the Teepees surrounding the Medicine Wheel. (Collection of Duke Redbird)

Philip Cote  Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 9" Diameter x 13" Height. The Golden Eagle symbolizes the defence of the people at a time when the people had lost their way and he came to stand up for the people because the Creator was going to send the Destroyer down to cleans the earth, but the Golden Eagle promised to watch over the land everyday to ensure there was at least one family following the original instructions. (Private Collection, USA)

Philip Cote  Sundancer

Sundancer, 1995 Brazilian Wonderstone 9" Diameter x 10"Height (Private Collection, USA)

Benches 02

Benches created for Women's Art Resource Centre, 401 Richmond St., Toronto. January 2014 Gallery Exhibit.

Philip Cote  Warrior

Warrior with Eagle and Serpent, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 13" Diameter x 13" Height (Private Collection, USA)

Benches 01

Benches created for Women's Art Resource Centre, 401 Richmond St., Toronto. January 2014 Gallery Exhibit.

Philip Cote  Port Credit Design(Location)

Port Credit Public Sculpture Art Competition Design (Location), 2010 Winning Design

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Maquette of Port Credit Public Art Competition , and Presentation by Philip Cote, 2010 Motyka-Gallery-ARTconnect-18Nov10-1

Philip Cote  Tecumseh Project

Tecumseh Project, 2001 Installation show “Honouring Tecumseh” for Fort York National Historic Site. White Cedar from Nottawasaga Bay, 20 feet Diameter x 9 1⁄2” feet in height.

Tecumseh Project detail

Tecumseh Project, 2001 (Detail) The Tree used in the making of this sculpture was struck by lightning.

Philip Cote  Twin Eagles

Twin Eagles, 1995 Brazilian Wonderstone 12" Diameter x 13" Height. The Twin Eagles Represent the choices that we have, we can choose the light road or the dark road, but we need both roads to have this choice. (Private Collection, USA)

Old Warrior left side

The Old Warrior, 1997 Brazilian Wonderstone 8" Diameter x 12" Height. The Old Warrior is being guided by the Eagle Messenger. He's an accomplished warrior as you can see by the Bear Claw necklace that he wears as a badge of bravery. (Collection of Royal Bank Head Office, Japan)

Philip Cote  The Old Warrior

The Old Warrior, 1997 Brazilian Wonderstone. (Detail) (Collection of Royal Bank Head Office, Japan)

Warrior Flag Mosaic on Wood

Warrior Flag, 2010 Mosaic on Wood In collaboration with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Philip Cote  The Protector

The Protector, 1998 Brazilian Wonderstone 5"x6" Base x 9" in Height. This Sculpture is about the Eighth Fire and the Seventh Fire Prophecies. It's about the bear coming down from the North. In the Seventh Fire Prophecies it was said that a boy would be born, and he would have a dream about where the sacred scrolls were kept that contain the whole history of the people. And he would understand them and share that knowledge with everyone. (Private Collection, Toronto)

Philip Cote  Lakota Grandfather 02

Lakota Grandfather, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 10" Length x 5" x 7" Height. (Left View) The Lakota Grandfather acknowledges the Spirit of the Eagle and the Buffalo. (Private Collection, USA)

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Lakota Grandfather, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 10" Length x 5" x 7" Height. (Right View) (Private Collection, USA)

Philip Cote  Grandfather light side

Grandfather - Light Side, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 13" Length x 6" Width x 6 1/2" Height. This side represents the Light Road. (Private Collection, USA)

Philip Cote  Grandfather dark side

Grandfather - Dark Side, 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 13" Length x 6" Width x 6 1/2" Height. This side represents the Dark Road. (Private Collection, USA)

Philip Cote  Mother Bear and Cub

Mother Bear and Cub, Brazilian Wonderstone 6"x9" Base x 7" height It represents the relationship between mother and cub. (Private Collection, USA)

Sun Spirit front view 1

Sun Spirit (Front View), 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 7"x9" Base x 9" Height It represents the grandfather in the Sky, the Sun. (Private Collection, USA)

Sun Spirit back view

Sun Spirit (Back View), 1994 Brazilian Wonderstone 7"x9" Base x 9" Height The Eagle is the Messenger. The Messenger brings light. (Private Collection, USA)

Thunderbird Mask 02

Thunderbird Mask, 1996 12" x 8" x 7" Height. Brazilian Wonderstone This Mask represents the Thunderbeings who are Co-creators. (Private Collection, USA)

spirit Warrior

Spirit Warrior, 1996 Brazilian Wonderstone 9" x 8" Base x 10" Height This sculpture represents the Vision Quest with it's medicines of Tobacco and Sweetgrass. (Private Collection, USA)

Eagle Spirit and Grandfather

Eagle Spirit and Grandfather, 1998 Brazilian Wonderstone 10" x 6 1/2" Diameter Base (Private Collection, USA)

Turtle bowl 1

Turtle Bowl, 1998 Brazilian Wonderstone 10" Diameter x 4"Height (Private Collection, USA)

Thunderbird Skeleton

Thunderbird Skeleton for Small Thunderbird, 3 Feet x 3 Feet.

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds, 2010 LargeThunderbird, 6 Feet x 6 Feet, Small Thunderbird, 3 Feet x 3 Feet Paper and Cane puppets. These Puppets were created for Jumbles Theatre's "The Winter’s Tale".

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds, 2010 LargeThunderbird, 6 Feet x 6 Feet, Small Thunderbird, 3 Feet x 3 Feet Paper and Cane puppets. These Puppets were created for Jumbles Theatre's "The Winter’s Tale".

Philip Cote  Norval Morrisseau

“Copper Thunderbird” Norval Morrisseau, 1995 Brazilian Wonderstone 16" Height x 10" x 10" This sculpture was inspired by the famed artist and the interpretation of his name. Norval having two sides, connecting to the Thunderbird and the Serpent from the Underworld. Morrisseau having demons from residential school and the other side receiving Midewiwin teachings from his Grandfather. (Private Collection, USA)

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“Copper Thunderbird” Norval Morrisseau, 1995 (Profile View) (Private Collection, USA)

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Spirit of the Eagle, 2007 Brazilian Wonderstone 9"x10" Base x 17" Height (Collection of New York City University, New York)

Turtle Pipe

Turtle Pipe, 1997 Pipe Bowl is 10" Length x 4" Height. The stem is made of Sumach, 12" Length x 3" Width. (Private Collection, USA)

seed

Seed Carrier Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

hummingbird

Hummingbird Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

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Medicine Wheel Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

bird

Eagle Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

bearclaw

Bear Claw Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

bear

Bear Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

thunderbird

Thunderbird Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone

spyder

Spider Smudge Bowl, 1995 6" Diameter Brazilian Wonderstone