Bear - Yellow Cedar Sculpture

Bear - Yellow Cedar Sculpture

Doug Horne (Coast Salish - Tsawout)
Regular price CAD $380.00

"Grizzlies were once found in southern regions, but are now very rare... Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths. It is considered to be a close relation of humankind, perhaps because of physical characteristics...[a]s a close relation, the bear is a link between human and non-human animal realms, as well as between the secular natural realm and the...supernatural" (Shearar 2000: 19-20). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Hand-carved yellow cedar

3 3/4" x 2" x 17 7/8"



Doug Horne trained with Doug and Perry Lafortune, as well as with his uncle, Francis Horne. While he has always been exposed to Salish artwork, Doug has only been carving on a full-time basis since 1998. He creates work with traditional Salish crests and motifs, but he is especially interested in experimenting with unconventional forms and unique symbols. Doug is primarily a wood carver at this stage in his young career.