A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett (12 pics)




Working with a mixture of cold porcelain and polymer atop a metal wire armature, artist Ellen Jewett ( previously ) creates wildly intricate sculptures of animals covered in a tangle of surreal embellishments. The artist describes her works as “anthrozoology meets psychoanalysis,” where tiny clues left in the feathers, fur, and tentacles of each piece lead to a greater story of its meaning. From her artist statement: Each detail, down to the finest filigree, is free-modeled by hand. Within each piece precision is balanced by chaos. The overarching aesthetic knocks on the door of realism, yet the hand of the artist is never intentionally erased; brush strokes and fingerprints abound. Even the narratives themselves harbor a degree of anarchy as they are rarely formally structured. Rather, I seek to achieve flow states while working to create a fluid progression of unconscious imagery. Jewett most recently exhibited at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco for a group show titled Hindsight , and just wrapped up work on a body of 10 new artworks . You can see some great behind-the-scenes process photos on Instagram .

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett




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