Hummingbird Sculpture

Hummingbird Sculpture

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

"The rufous hummingbird is the most common species in the region, and in some areas these tiny, active, well-loved birds are year round inhabitants...[H]ummingbird is not traditionally a major motif in the art. Its popularity today indicates that it has become a very important symbol of love and beauty. Hummingbirds are identified by a long, narrow beak, prominent eyes; a small head, and the presence of flowers (Shearar 2000: 58) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Hand-carved yellow cedar with wash

Dimensions: 12 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Locations: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)


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.