Ellen Feldman Sullivan began her art career attending the 

Modern School of Fashion Design while taking classes at the

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

She designed and created a line of soft sculpture animals

which were shown and exhibited throughout the 

Northeastern United States. Children and adults cherished

each new animal’s arrival.

In 1980 Ellen met and married James Sullivan and ten years

later wanting to do something fun and funky and realizing

the need for something artsy, yet sophisticated, in the

Southern Florida art market, together they created the “HOT


HOT MAMAS were not just dolls. From the Miami Beach

Hippie, lounging on a beach chair, to the most outrageous of

ladies, dressed in sequins, dripping in gold and pearl jewelry,

wrapped in mink and reclining on a boudoir chair, each HOT

MAMA was a creation with personality.

HOT MAMAS received numerous awards from the fine art

shows throughout the country and still can be seen in 

private collections and viewed in art galleries in the United

States and Europe.

Ten years pass and it is time for a change. Can you imagine 

waking up to a blue sky, a bright glowing yellow sun, a 

tranquil blue ocean and forever green foliage every day? 

Imagine being able to enhance the natural beauty of it all

James and Ellen created the ZWINKLER, and remarkably,

they have put a twinkle in nature’s beauty.

From the simplest of designs, to the intricate group of jazz 

musicians, ZWINKLERS are everywhere. Not only is each 

piece functional, ZWINKLERS bring sunshine and rainbows to

their owners. Fun, whimsical, uniquely handcrafted, torched

copper garden art sculptures, sprinklers, fountains and 

showers can be enjoyed inside the home or in the garden or


James passed away in 2010. Ellen continues making, showing

and selling their creations. With Dalton, the big yellow 

plastic duck and an entourage of sculptures, Ellen can be

found most weekends displaying at an art show on the 

Eastern seaboard.


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