” Natural history surrealist sculpture ” this is how artist Ellen Jewett describes her sculptures. It’s a blend of plants, animals and sometimes human-made structures or objects. Her work is informed by a background in anthropology, medical illustration, exotic animal care and even stop-motion anmation. you can actually see all of these elements in every piece. She is very good at freeing her mind to pursue more abstract ideas.
Jewett doesn’t use any potentially toxic mediums such as paints, glazes, and finishes. she mainly uses more natural, locally sourced materials. ” This unavoidably excludes most of what is commonly commercially available. and has sent me on a journey of unique material combination and invention” by creating her pieces this way that leaves traces of fingerprints and other slight imperfections, Jewett hopes her work will be more authentic
Check out more about her and her work here