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. Theyre 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. Whats the difference between collecting them and collecting sea shells? Theyre both parts of dead creatures, and theyre both relics.
For more info, check out jessicajoslin.com.
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