Jessica Joslin - Taxidermy art artist. Are these real bones? It depends on the piece. Some of the bones are real, some are not. For all protected and endangered species, I create replicas. For the sculptures that incorporate real animal bones, I work with licensed osteological suppliers. I have a strong affinity for animals and take care to deal only with reputable companies, whose specimens are legally and ethically obtained.
Longhorn steer sculptures get a nice spray from the sprinklers at Pioneer Plaza, in the middle of a hot day, near the Dallas Convention Center on September 13, 2011 in downtown Dallas. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News) heat, hot, summer, heatwave, heat wave, temperature 09262011xNEWS 09142012xGUIDE