Photographs from nature by Robb Nickel and Wally Jansen; Wood works by Stan Born

Friday, May 20, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
collage of photographs
Three friends come together to reveal the beauty of Manitoba’s natural environment, through photography and lovingly crafted wood forms.
Robert Nickle

Why I photograph the natural world
From Genesis… “God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good…. So the Lord God formed from the fertile land all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky and brought them to the human to see what he would name them. The human gave each living being its name….The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.”

Walfried Jansen

Walfried was born in 1949 in Volendam, Paraguay and immigrated to Canada in 1957. Three years of university netted a degree in the biological sciences. After the birth of their eldest daughter Walfried moved his young family to Thompson, Manitoba in 1975. He worked as a Chemist for INCO (nicke mining) until his retirement in 2006. Walfried and his wife, Ruth, moved to the village of Birds Hill after retirement.

Stan Born

Artistic Woodturning
Stan Born hails from the little hamlet of Kane in southern Manitoba. Even as a child he showed an artistic bent, spending spare time doodling and making art. His interest in wood began in the early 80s when he took a carving course with Garret Kroon. He built his first wood lathe in 1984 and never looked back. As his turning skills developed he fell in love with the bowl form. His turning skills are self-taught through practice and lots of reading and watching videos by luminaries in the turning world such as Richard Raffan and Peter Child.

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Prairie Crocus 8
Winnipeg 9
Wilfried Jansen at work
Robert Nickle in Action
Old Houses 14
Lily Pads, Devonian Gardens August 2013
Coyote Pup October 2012
Cedar Waxwings May 2002
Bowl 2
Bowl 1
Amish 19