Deeply informed by an extensive background in anthropology, medical illustration, exotic animal care, and even stop-motion animation, Artist Ellen Jewett refers to her sculptural work as “natural history surrealist sculpture”, which is actually a blend of plants, animals, and occasionally human-made structures or objects. Each sculpture is constructed using an additive technique, layered from inside to out by an accumulation of innumerable tiny components. Some are beautiful, some are grotesque and, some are fantastical. The singularity of each sculpture is the sum total of its small narrative structures. By employing these more uncommon materials, and leaving traces of fingerprints and other slight imperfections Jewett hopes her work leaves a more authentic impression.