Ellen Jewett beautifully made these incredible fantasy sculptures that are shown to be carried o life.
Good quality work is our weakness to share with, to admire the artist for doing such marvelous work and to let others know how much time required in order to create the wonderful piece of work. Ellen Jewett’s incredible fantasy sculptures are blend of florae and animals objects fill with branches and flower rising from their back. In some images creatures’ bodies are combination of flower-patterned forms.
“Plants and animals have always been the surface on which humans have etched the foundations of culture, sustenance, and identity. For myself, natural forms are a continual source of fascination and deep aesthetic pleasure. At first glance my work explores the more modern prosaic concept of nature: a source of serene nostalgia balanced with the more visceral experience of ‘wildness’ as remarkably alien and indifferent. Upon closer inspection of each ‘creature’ the viewer may discover a frieze on which themes as familiar as domestication and as abrasive as domination fall into sharp relief.” She says. “These qualities are not only present in the final work but are fleshed out in the process of building. Each sculpture is constructed using an additive technique, layered from inside to out by an accumulation of innumerable tiny components. Many of these components are microcosmic representations of plants, animals and objects. Some are beautiful, some are grotesque and, some are fantastical. The singularity of each sculpture is the sum total of its small narrative structures.” Says Ellen.
“Within this ethereal menagerie, anthrozoology meets psychoanalysis as themes of natural beauty, curiosity, colonialism, domestication, death, growth, visibility and wildness are explored.”
Her artwork has intensely an inspiring background in exotic animal care, medical illustration, anthropology and even stop-motion animation. The sculptures made by her are a different world in itself. I hope you guys would like her artwork.