Hans Nipshagen (1951) has not always been a sculptor: “I never had the ambition to become an artist; it just came on my path. It stirred my soul and I felt: I am an artist.” After gaining extensive experience as a primary school teacher, he now spends all of his time on sculpting. Although he is originally from the countryside of North-Holland and lived in Nieuw Roden (Drenthe) for 32 years, he has been living in his new home, the Jugendstil Wartumerhof in Borgsweer, since 2007. In his garden, many sculptures are on display, which he has sculpted from stone himself. With his inventiveness and authentic passion he has given each sculpture its own history.