Magnificent Sea Creatures of the Pacific Northwest
Call Bilz: 250-285-3468

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Welcome to Bilz Rockfish—Magnificent Sea Creatures of the Pacific Northwest.

Since 1995, William van Orden, aka BilzRockFish, has been making replicas of fish and other marine critters found along Canada's west coast. He has developed a unique technique for creating extremely accurate renditions of sea life. Molds are made using real fish specimens and with these molds replicas are cast. Every scale, pore and wrinkle is duplicated. The cast fish are then coloured with acrylic paints using an extensive collection of photos and notes. The quest is to create a permanent three-dimensional record of every fish found along the Pacific coast. With over 400 different molds cluttering his shop, it would appear that the quest has turned into an obsession.

Contact Bilz

Email: bilzrockfish[at]gicable[dot]com
Phone: (250) 285-3468
Box 245, Heriot Bay, BC , V0P 1H0