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)

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.Bear is ...

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.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 ...

$12,000.00

Dogfish Woman Panel
Doug Zilkie (Non-Indigenous)

Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by its dist...

Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by its distinctive gills, triangular teeth and split pupils. Dogfish is known to represent assertiveness and persistence.

$11,500.00