Ellen Jewett Print Shop

North Cowichan, Canada · 1564 Sales


Ellen Jewett Print Shop

North Cowichan, Canada 1564 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on 15 Nov, 2015

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Conny on 12 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Prachtige print van een schitterde sculptuur van deze raaf. Wat een geweldige artieste Ellen Jewett.

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susanjmorris on 17 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Friendly seller and such a gorgeous print, beautifully and safely packaged and delivered in a timely manner.

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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 May, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I take pride in my prints. If an item is damaged in shipping please contact me with a photo of the damage for a replacement or full refund.

If, at anytime in your prints life, it becomes creased this can easily be corrected. All you need is a spray bottle of warm water, two clean sheets of paper or fabric and a clothing iron. Place the print on a flat surface, between the two pieces of clean paper and mist lightly with water. Proceed to gently iron. Repeat until the print is flat, then allow time to dry. As a textile paper, cotton rag is much like fabric and can be easily straightened. The ink used is of highest archival quality and is not prone to running, bleeding or warping even when wet.
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.
Unless requested otherwise all orders are shipped in the following manner

Inside of Canada - Regular (Expedited) Post (usually 6-8 business days)
*tracking is usually included in this service

USA - Flat Box Shipping for Large Prints - Expedited Post (6-8 business days). Small prints are also flat boxed but often send by Small Packet Air (6-10 business days)
*tracking is usually included in expedited service and some, but not all, small packet service locations

International - Small Prints are boxed and Large Print Rolled Tube Shipping - Light Packet Air (usually 8-10 business days + the border processing time of your country).
*unless requested otherwise (for an additional fee) this service usually does not provide tracking
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.