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.
On her fantasy creature sculptures, Ellen remarks:
“Each sculpture is handmade and painted with no more tools than fingers and a paint brush. By virtue of this primal process, each creation is unique and produced in a fluid and intuitive manner. The process begins with a handmade metal armature over which light weight clay is sculpted. The painting is done with acrylic or oil pigments and the embedded eyes are glass or acrylic. When complete the whole piece is glazed to intensify colour and strength.”
Bo Graf took this photo. He lives in Greenville, South Carolinia and saw something very special in the Ingles Markets grocery store parking lot. It was a young man who was holding an old ladys hand. He was walking her back to her car.
It was such a sight, that he quickly captured the moment on his phone. He shared it on social media, and now it has gone major viral.
In part, it was the Orlando shooting incident that had made Bo so mad, and sad, for America. How did we get to this point where such a tragedy happens? Thats the question many have been asking themselves. Its the little moments of beauty in life that force us back into remembering that theres still hope for humanity.
Such was the case here, with Bo, and this special capture. Check out what he says about seeing the young man, Brandon Rollins, perform this act of kindness:
Check out his post below:
Graf talked to reporters and heres what he said:
The next day the market where this took place, rewarded Brandon with a cake to thank him for his wonderful deed.
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