Jessica Joslin’s work might not be for the faint of heart, but it certainly is full of heart. While most of her materials are the kind of found objects that we love to see in art, including bits and pieces of our everyday – brass findings and hardware, velvet, sequins, satin, antique toys, saxophone keys, lamp fittings, music wire – it is the artist’s unusual use of bones with these materials that sets her work apart.
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She gets her bones from a licensed distributor – the same distributors that museums use for exhibits. Fine craftsmanship and a keen ability to make these metal and bone sculptures appear delicate and capable of graceful movements make Joslin one to watch in 2009.
The surreal creatures seen here are part of ‘Clockwork Circus’, and they take center stage at Billy Shire Fine Arts in California beginning January 10th.
Read an interesting and informative interview with the artist here.