Jade Ehrler & Niels Elris
Kootenay Bay, BC
Jade’s entry last year, the lovely Rock Spirit, was her first-ever public exhibition. Now collaborating with her partner Niels, they collectively present this fine stonework. The Kootenay Bay couple both have artistic family backgrounds, and it’s readily apparent they align creatively as well.
Their bust of the Norse God-bearer of peace, pleasures and good weather – is lovingly sculpted. The impurities in the stone are incorporated effortlessly while the deliberately unfinished back provides great contrast. Freyr is impressive, subtly radiating strength and beauty.