Jessica Joslin
Jessica Joslin

JESSICA JOSLIN

Jessica Joslin is the creatrix of a curious menagerie of hybrid creatures, composed of a varied anatomy of bone, glass, and leather and embellished with ornate and antique metal pieces. Each sculpture is meticulously assembled to look like a real specimen. Her work recalls a sense of the Victorian era’s obsession with detail and death and yet retains a playfulness attributed to circus shows of trained animals performing gravity defying feats. Joslin’s work has a broad appeal, and the artist herself has confessed to being equal parts engineer, mad scientist and artist. In 2014, Joslin’s work was exhibited in Utah at the Brigham Young Museum of Art, and the same year at The Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft. Her work was exhibited with the BeinArt Collective at dozens of fine art galleries, and in 2012 her she won a place in a prestigious group show entitled “Unnatural ‘Natural History’” at the Royal West of England Academy in the UK. Joslin’s work has been shown in galleries in North America and Europe and is in private collections worldwide.

Troy, antique hardware and findings, silver, brass, bone, turtle shell, glove leather, glass beads, and glass eyes, 2.5 x 4 x 6 in, 2015
Troy, antique hardware and findings, silver, brass, bone, turtle shell, glove leather, glass beads, and glass eyes, 2.5 x 4 x 6 in, 2015

Balthazar

2017, Mixed Media, 8.5 x 11 x 25. in.

Echo

2015, Mixed Media, 7 x 10.5 x 14 in.

Astrid

2016, Mixed Media, 7 x 3 x 3 in.

Guinevere

2016, Mixed Media, 4.5 x 3.25 x 4.5 in.

Tik Tik

2016, Mixed Media, 3.5 x 4 x 3.5 in.

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