Rosalind was born in Lima, Peru in 1946. Living in an isolated community high in the Andes until the age of seven was conducive to creativity as well as a love for varied cultures and people which is often evident in her bronze sculptures.
Rosalind received a bachelor's degree in Special Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired from the University of Texas in Austin. This training developed not only a love for children with special needs, but also a keen awareness of shape, form, and texture.
Rosalind married Hal Cook in 1970. When she was pregnant with the first of their three children she became a sculpture student. Rosalind describes this study as "the 'ah ha' of her life." Sculpting was a hobby that began to grow along with the children. As the children grew to need her less and less, she sculpted more and more. She began concentrated sculpting studies in the 1980s and knew this was a calling on her life.
Soon after casting her first bronzes in 1989, her professional career quickly began to grow through select gallery representation and shows. Notable commissions enlarged the scope of her work. Rosalind's figurative sculptures grace hospitals, parks, libraries, churches, corporate headquarters as well as private homes across the country.
Rosalind is a believer in using gifts and talents to benefit others. Her work annually raises large funds for organizations she supports. Teaching annually at notable art schools is a part of sharing her gifts as well as her personal growth.
"A strong design and composition is the key to a successful sculpture. My work is most recognized by the faces and the flowing forms of my sculptures. My goal is to capture the spirit of my subject, be it joyful, peaceful, animated, etc. I see my sculptures as a way to communicate with a viewer and hopefully celebrate the human spirit with them".
Children, religious figures, peoples of varied cultures and races are prominent subjects of my bronze sculptures. The varieties of these subjects constantly challenge me as an artist.
Often I build symbolism into a sculpture to enhance its meaning. For example, my children are almost always barefooted which symbolizes their unencumbered and innocent spirits. If the sculpture is commissioned for a specific business, church, or organization, the sculpture will reflect their particular mission statement in obvious content and in symbolism.
My sculptures range in size from eight inches through to monumental. In addition to private homes, my work is frequently placed in: churches, libraries, schools, hospitals, and the headquarters of non-profit organizations, private and public businesses. I am deeply touched that my sculptures can convey to the public the purpose of that particular organization or business. It is another way that I know that my bronze sculptures have ongoing significance.