Ellen Jewett’s handsculpted and handpainted “natural history surrealist sculptures” add surreal and sometimes-whimsical touches to wild creatures. Her recent works include the fantastical “the burden of motion and ambition” bear, which seems ripped from its own narrative, and the winged “”of illumination and empathy.” Jewett was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Ellen Jewett, a self-described “sculpture artist and animal sympathizer,” crafts surreal scenes, taking inspiration from the natural world. Jewett says that at first sight, her work is a blend of “serene nostalgia” and a visceral interpretation of the wild, but “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.” Jewett was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 33.