Carlos Schwabe, La Mort du Fossoyeur, 1893.
“Death is an angel whose magnetic palms
Bring dreams of ecstasy and slumberous calms
To smooth the beds of naked men and poor.”
Charles Baudelaire, “Death of the Poor,” Les Fleurs du Mal, 1857.
Blessed were the dreamers whom death was merciful enough to claim before they could see the 20th Century.
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/