Nina Josephson graduated from Oberlin College in 2019 majoring in both history and studio art. Working primarily in sculpture, Nina builds worlds full of strange and wonderful creatures. Each creature is infused with life energy from materials that one lived- needle felted wool and paper mache. Each sculpture is a new life, some sort of strange organism between worlds. These strange beasts highlight the absurdity of our existence, acting as our mirrors. As we interact with these alien beings, brightly colored and textured, reflecting our own presence back at us, we are reminded that we are nothing more than creatures of our kind. Nina’s work encourages others embrace the self buried deep within us- to face the people we are when no one is looking. After all, humans are only beasts who have forgotten their nature somewhere along the way.
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