Crawford Bay, BC
Njord: Viking god of the sea & wealth. A legendary Danish god king. Said to control the wind & sea, also provide great wealth & fertility of crops. Thus regarded as one of the great deities.
Niels Elris, who hails from a Danish background and currently lives in Crawford Bay with his artistic partner Jade Ehlrer, is a direct descendant of the renowned Danish sculptor & painter, Niels Skovgaard. Growing up surrounded by the arts, he enjoys his artistic forays in painting, carving, and sculpture, using jade, metal, stone and marble as his materials.
His masterful marble sculpture, Njord, depicts the legendary Norse god of wind and waters. Regarded as one of the great deities, Njord is the patron of sailors and fishermen, bringing wealth to the just and deserving.