Ellen Jewett Print Shop

North Cowichan, Canada
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The Natural History of my Surrealist Prints

My art is, first and foremost, a response to individual animals and experiences in the natural world. Having lifelong connections to creatures and places, observing their moods, movements, and natures, is the most visceral inspiration I can fathom. Reflections on the history and current practices of domestication; witnessing current ecological successes and crises; commensal and symbiotic relationships, especially between members of phylogenetically disparate categories of life – these are the pillars of my work. Is a fungal partner to an old growth tree as bacteria is to my gut? Are village dogs to humans as algae is to coral?

As a naturalist and lifelong student of anthrozoology, a strong focus for me is the contemplation of human cultural experience of nature and wildness. It is in this pillar I see a particular relationship with printed media. I have always been enthralled with how a given culture's gaze upon animals is manifest in two-dimensional media. This encompasses everything from paleolithic cave painting, 17th century ephemeral etchings, and even modern internet memes.

I have been receiving requests for printed paper editions of my sculptures for many years, but it has only been recently that I have started to explore their potential as a way to look deeper into my own work. In practical terms, the prints are intended to make my sculptures available in a more displayable and affordable form to a greater number of people. For the purpose of artistic growth, the prints support my ability to spend more time and 'go deeper' within each sculpture. Within the canon of my practice, the prints are intended to probe the connection to that two-dimensional space which often informs the initial creation of the piece. Through the production of many successive print series, using my own sculptures as a point of departure, I hope to explore the aesthetic of animals, nature and wildness as reflected in my own gaze.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022

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I accept Paypal, direct checkout, check and money orders. If you are mailing a money order from outside of Canada please make sure it is an international order.


Prints can be safely shipped worldwide. Unless requested otherwise orders will be shipped in the following manner;

small prints only (8.5x11")

+Canadian orders will be sent via regular parcel post (6-8 business days and includes tracking)

+American and International orders will be sent by Small Packet Air (6-8 business days USA, other countries vary)

If you would like to add tracking or express post to American and International orders please inquire

orders including large prints (13x19")

+Canadian orders will be shipped flat via regular parcel (Expedited) post (6-8 business days and includes tracking)

+American orders will be lightly rolled and sent by Tracked Packet USA (7 business days and usually includes tracking)

+International orders will lightly rolled and sent by Small Packet Air (8-10 business days average, but countries vary)

-American's who would like their prints shipped flat please inquire

-International customers who would like tracking please inquire

Additional policies and FAQs

I sent an email yesterday and I didn't hear back...

It can often take longer than a day for me to respond to an email. I only check my inbox at scheduled email times throughout the day so as to not interrupt my work. Periodically I get featured in a publications, high profile blogs etc. When this happens I receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of messages all demanding detailed individualized answers. This can take time to work through. If you have not heard a response in over a week there is a possibility the email was lost, in which case forwarding me another copy is fine. I will never intentionally fail to answer or ignore an email; I always answer the emails I receive as soon as I possibly can.