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Jessica Joslin
Jessica Joslin Cosimo

Cosimo

2011

Antique hardware, brass, bone, chrome jacket spikes, standoffs, antique glove leather, glass eyes

14 X 7 X 20 inches

 

Artist Bio

Jessica Joslin spent her early years wandering through the halls of natural history museums, enchanted with the exquisite Victorian-era taxidermy and osteological displays, with their brass fittings and gleaming wood. Inspired by these visits, she began to slowly acquire a collection of natural objects: shells, seedpods, feathers, bones, and assorted oddities. In 1992, she began building the first beasts of this menagerie, using objects from this collection.

 

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