Doug Zilkie

Doug Zilkie is one of the few non-indigenous artists carried by the gallery.

He was born in Comox, BC in 1961. He began carving in Haida style at sixteen years of age. Zilkie has worked with such renowned artists as Bill Reid, Don Yeomans and Glen Rabena.

Bill Reid employed him on numerous projects and monumental commissions such as “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. where he was the finishing carver for the plaster positive.

Zilkie works in a variety of media including wood, bronze, silver, stone and graphics. He is a respected screen printer and has cut the stencils for many Northwest Coast prints.

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Bear and Frog Mask
Doug Zilkie (Non-Indigenous)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit hel...

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