JAN RIKKELMAN

JAN RIKKELMAN
Winnipeg, Manitoba

I am a retired electronics technologist.  In the 1980s, I owned and operated a retail audio store catering to audiophiles.  This eventually led to the combination of art and electronics.

Using exotic woods and the best components available, I custom designed and hand-built many audio pieces that are still being enjoyed by my customers in Canada and the United States.

Since childhood, I have always enjoyed creative expression through many different art mediums.  When the opportunity to have fun with a mosasaur skull came up, I immediately said yes.

Ted Nelson has been a great ambassador for the CFDC.  Because of his chain maille works of art, I felt the need to incorporate chain maille into my mosasaur.  The rest just fell into place.  I enjoyed seeing it evolve into “Terminator Ted”.