And I think that’s just great.
The phantasmagorical and surreal animal sculptures by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett. Between dream and nightmare, some strange creations born of a symbiosis between organic and mechanical elements, a meeting between fantasy, gothic and steampunk. Some very detailed sculptures in clay on a metal frame.
Visit her website at http://www.creaturesfromel.ca/
A wool blanket covers me.
I lay there with my eyes open listening to the subtle sounds of the lake quietly appearing beyond my open window.
The sky turns from blackness to a midnight blue returning.
From sight the lake is glass.
The midnight blue coats the early morning air.
My feet slip through. Coldness runs through.
I hesitate. I continue. I slip through completely.
It’s quiet. I sit there while all else is still asleep. Even still the water, as it surrounds me.
The air is now as biting to my bare skin as the water was moments earlier.
Fragments of light races across the waters surface, awakening the water and all its unseen movement.
I begin to photograph.
The in-between moments captures while I photographed in the early morning hours at my cottage in Maine this past summer.
Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are… One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.