It is well known that Gilding is a particularly enamored of Atomic Terrier’s sculptural works — and of that, particularly partial to his fey sculptures. Of lately, AT has been spending his time sculpting a wicked dragon — even though the Gilded Duo has had a particularly fun time poking fun at the skinned chicken appearance of the dragon’s body (See Jan. 13, 2009 post). Funnier still, shortly after this sculpt, AT made a cockatrice (See Jan. 31, 2009 post).
But while AT toils away in his studio at his dragons, Gilding found fellow scultping artist on LiVEJOURNAL. Creatures From El are series of ceramic beasts and other ferocious things. Some are recognizable mythical creatures while others are obviously inspired by lore and yet others are from imagination’s whimsy, Ellen’s ceramic creatures are brightly colorful — a brilliant contrast to some of her otherwise scarier or icky creatures — and extremely detailed leaving both nothing and everything to the imagination.
The piece featured here is entitled Food Barer. Chosen for its intricate detail and unique vision, this is but a small example of the works that can be seen from her LiVEJOURNAL page, Creatured From El.