Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ellen Jewett

Artist Ellen Jewett refers to her sculptural work as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” a blend of plants, animals, and occasionally human-made structures or objects.Her artwork is deeply informed by an extensive background in anthropology, medical illustration, exotic animal care, and even stop-motion animation, all of which accentuate the biological structure of each piece, while freeing her imagination to pursue more abstract ideas.Over time, Jewett has become more focused on minimizing materials and relying a negative space.

“I find my sculptures are evolving to be of greater emotional presence by using less physical substance,” she shares.In addition, she eschews any potentially toxic mediums like paints, glazes, and finishes, opting to use 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 employing these more uncommon materials, and leaving traces of fingerprints and other slight imperfections Jewett hopes her work leaves a more authentic impression.More of Ellen Jewett‘s delightful work can be found at http://www.ellenjewettsculpture.com/.

 

 

21 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ellen Jewett

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love when someone who has had experience in the field shares their thoughts. I wish I had the ability to be a sculptor — or a painter or someone who does needlework. Your/their work always makes me feel wonderful!

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            1. I think mine float from weird to lucid and back. Sometimes when it gets too weird I hear myself saying I don’t want to be here anymore and force myself to wake up. But not always. And once in a while I actually have a finish to my dream! Sooooo strange ….

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              1. Mine are not scary weird but jut weird. But sometimes I get a real nightmare and they are not easy to forget. By the way, I sent you an email to the new mail address you gave me, did you get it ?

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