Surrealist sculptures by Ellen Jewett

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Ellen Jewett is a very talented sculptor based in Canada. Today she is in our spotlight as she creates some really unique and incredible sculptures! She merges animal shapes with plants.

What I mean by that is that she makes sculptures of animals that look like plants…

Anyway, it’s quite complicated to explain, so the best thing you should do is take a look at the photos capturing her works.

“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.”

“Over time I find my sculptures are evolving to be of greater emotional presence by using less physical substance: I subtract more and more to increase the negative space.  The element of weight, which has always seemed so fundamentally tied to the medium of sculpture, is stripped away and the laws of gravity are no longer in full effect.

In reading the stories contained in each piece we are forced to acknowledge their emotional gravity cloaked as it is in the light, the feminine, the fragile, and the unknowable.”

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