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This Artist Merges Animals And Plants To Create Otherworldly Sculptures

Mar 26, 2015

Ellen Jewett is a talented sculptor based in Canada who creates delicate, imaginative handmade clay sculptures of animals that look like they've been ripped straight from a dream.

Every sculpture is lovingly handcrafted and painted with her hands and simple brushes. A lightweight clay is applied to a metal structure, and then painted with various paints and mineral pigments. Glass eyes are then embedded into the piece before the whole piece is glazed to intensify the color. She says her inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including animal physiology and her own love of the absurd and/or grotesque.

Ellen also makes it a point to avoid using any toxic materials and says that "this, unavoidably, excludes most of what is commonly commercially available, and has sent me on a journey of unique material combination and invention."

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If you'd like to check out more of Ellen's work, make sure you visit her website or her DeviantArt page. She also sells her work on Etsy, but beware: they sell out fast.

Credit: Ellen Jewett

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