When artist Jessica Joslins combines mechanical elements with the skulls and bones of dead animals it’s as if she’s giving them a shiny new life, one full of clicks and whirrs and new fancy metal legs to stand on proudly.
To call her mechanical creations "Steampunk" would be far too easy, because that overused genre is too broad for her pieces to fit in properly. It’s better to say her pieces are mechanical models from an age that never was, so they can retain their elegance and individual charm.
And though they contain the bones of dead animals Jessica’s models look very much alive, some even look like their picture has been taken while they play, happy as a lark despite their lack of flesh.
Jessica currently has a show entitled Animal Alchemy happening until March 1st at the Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.