I feel it in my arms. I feel the music that’s playing right now find its place and start to weld itself to my mind. My head is grabbing at my senses trying to remember tonight, any way it can. and I know why. I feel the muscles in my arms contract. I feel the acid leak from my joints. It’s time. It’s getting ready. I’m going to lose a friend.



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.