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Artist Sculpts Surreal and Dream-like Creatures in Exquisite Detail

As wildly apparent in her enchanting and elaborate designs, sculptor Ellen Jewett believes that “there is no such thing as too much detailing.” Known for her surreal sculptures, the Canadian artist combines flora, fauna, and fantasy to craft fanciful composites of creatures.

With an eclectic background that spans anthropological studies, stop motion animation, medical illustration, and even the care of exotic animals, Jewett draws inspiration from a myriad of sources. Her art is molded by each of her talents, and her realistic-yet-unreal maquette-like models showcase her keen anatomical and anthropological understanding of animals.

Each captivating chimera is intricately handcrafted “down to the finest filigree” and scrupulously painted by the artist. Jewett uses only natural materials in her work, underscoring the unconventional feel of her creations and nurturing her connection to nature.

Jewett’s curious collection of one-of-a-kind pieces is available on her Etsy shop, where you can find a piece straight out of your wildest dreams.

Ellen Jewett: WebsiteFacebookInstagram | Etsy | DeviantArt 

All Images via Ellen Jewett. 

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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