Monday, January 21, 2008

Bones Are Beautiful

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One creative craft is throwing the art world a bone.

Chicago-based artist Jessica Joslin uses actual animal bones for her sculptures, which include monkeys and antelopes balancing on balls, and a sculpture of a bird made from mice bones.

And the only bone Joslin can pick is with the fragile features of her fossils.

She says, “Some of the most delicate bones are on bats. They’re tinier than people realize, and their bones are so light! I have to fill them with resin to make up for how fragile they are.”

And while some see her decayed designs as different, Joslin finds nothing creepy about her ancient art.

She says, “To me, bones are just beautiful natural objects. What’s the difference between collecting them and collecting sea shells? They’re both parts of dead creatures, and they’re both relics.”

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