Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett
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.
how is he doing this
A couple portraits from the Gathering of Nations.
These beautiful people.
Big Hero 6 Voice Actor Recording Sessions
THE SCHOOL OF ONE THOUSAND NAMES:In addition to the five static schools of witchcraft and wizardry on the North American continent, there is another school which has catered to students for thousands of years. It has no name and no location: some years the patchwork band of longhouses, teepees, and kivas appears in the Pacific Northwest; other years it sits on the tear-stained earth of Oklahoma; some years it resides in Canada or the upper reaches of Alaska (a bit of a challenge for students from arid desert regions). The teachers come from the Salish, the Cherokee, the Navajo, the Iroquois, the Chippewa, and hundreds of other indigenous tribes. Rather than separate into houses, the students maintain their tribal ties: there’s no small amount of friction between different nations with historic feuds. The school has a legendary reputation for record-keeping and cultural preservation; students are also at the forefront of magical innovation, constantly searching for new answers to age-old questions (such as magic use in major urban areas). Wandless magic is common, but even more common is the process of creating one’s own wand: an elaborate ceremony that varies depending on tribal origin. It is considered a great privilege to collect a wand core from a mythical beast.Every summer there are huge celebrations combining dance and magic: families travel from all over the world to join their children at the school.
A 15-centimetre tall green glass vessel could date from the witch hunts of the 18th century when bottles were filled with fingernails, hair and urine possessing spell-stopping capabilities, according to archaeologists digging at a Grade II-listed Georgian building in Newark.
Evil spells were warded off with witch bottles during the Civil War, although Matthew Hopkins – the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General of eastern England – took superstition to an extreme by executing hundreds of people during a three-year period from 1644. Laws against the crime of witchcraft were only repealed in 1736.
“Finding this very fragile bottle in one piece supports the idea that it was carefully placed in the ground,” says Will Munford, of Pre-construct Archaeological Services. Read more.
"Feel Good Inc" (Gorillaz cover) || Celia Pavey
this is probably the best cover i’ve heard of this song