Monday, August 10, 2015

Carvings: Art, History, and Story

While in Winnipeg, I saw these carved, wooden panels.  They were stunning.  The photos do not do them justice.  There were 3 or 4 in total and they told the story of the area.  The earliest panels were of native peoples and their folklore.

Note the Viking ship in the upper left corner of this panel.

The history was ripe with people who immigrated, seeking out things that were familiar.  Many from Scandinavia settled near Lake Winnipeg and put to sail on the lake, fishing as they had in the old country.

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