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Ellen Woodbury ’84

Ellen Woodbury ’84 reports, “On June 14, 2019 I received the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant for a meritorious body of work in animal sculpture from the National Sculpture Society in New York City. I was an Animator and Directing Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 20 years. In 2005 I resigned from Disney and moved to Loveland, CO, to reinvent myself as a stone sculptor. I’ve been carving stone for 14 years and show my work in national juried shows across the country. Informed by my many years at Disney, I use everything I learned as an animator to create my stone animals—from simple shapes and a strong line of action, to the discipline of long hours it takes to create in stone.”