POE-TREE

"I can no longer clothe myself with the moon"

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Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett

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Born in Markham, Canada, Ellen Jewett took to shaping three-dimensional forms naturally at a young age. To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each of her sculptures’ personality springs forth.

In 2007 Ellen completed her post secondary education with a degree in Biological Anthropology and Art Critique from McMaster University. She had already started Creatures from El in 2005 and upon graduation plunged into it full-time.

Ellen continues to supplement her knowledge with professional courses and apprenticeships. She aspires to pursue graduate work in anthrozoology whilst maintaining her life as a studio artist.

(via thismetaphor)

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Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough), c.1916. Sir James Jebusa Shannon (American, 1862-1923). Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery.
Elsie’s biggest success came in creating the title role in the English-language version of The Merry Widow in the London production (1907). George Edwardes took Elsie to see the original German version (Die Lustige Witwe) in Berlin. Elsie was at first reluctant to take on the demanding part, thinking her voice too light for the role, but Edwardes persuaded her to accept.

books0977:

Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough), c.1916. Sir James Jebusa Shannon (American, 1862-1923). Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery.

Elsie’s biggest success came in creating the title role in the English-language version of The Merry Widow in the London production (1907). George Edwardes took Elsie to see the original German version (Die Lustige Witwe) in Berlin. Elsie was at first reluctant to take on the demanding part, thinking her voice too light for the role, but Edwardes persuaded her to accept.