Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Creatures from El

Dragon, originally uploaded by Creatures from El.

‘Creatures from El’, the artwork of sculptor Ellen June, was conceived of as a means of rapid sculptural exploration that incorporated an understanding of animal physiology with a love of the fantastic, grotesque and absurd. - Artist's Statement

I've been admiring these creature statues for a while; with a description like "Ellen's ceramic beasts and other ferocious things", how can you go wrong? In addition to the usual array of winged and fantastic beasts, there are also fantasias on realistic animals with mutations and modifications inspired by the seasons, such as Solstice Bear and Spring Serpent. Ellen works in ceramics, polyclay and resin, achieving amazing affects and detail.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Oh, I love these! I want a tiny cephalopod!