Innovative program opens new doors to B.C.’s indigenous artists

The Aboriginal Doors program created by UBC and Emily Carr University was featured in the Globe and Mail.

The program involves indigenous B.C. artists carving door panels which are then reproduced by computer and finished by hand, allowing the artists to reach more buyers since the reproductions are less time-consuming to make and more affordable.

“The original [door] took up to eight weeks to carve. The [Computer Numerical Control] machines could a make a rough copy in literally a matter of hours,” said UBC forestry professor Chris Gaston, who came up with the idea.

Similar articles appeared in the Vancouver Sun, The Province and Georgia Straight.