Spirit Bear and Salmon Panel Doug Zilke, Non-Indigenous red cedar, pigment 36" diameter x 1" deep
Doug Zilke 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.