Jill Scipione Installation of skull drawings
at The Beacon, Jersey City Art Fair 2010
"The installation is based on a series
of drawings of human skulls done over
the last two years.  They are images of
skulls from various geographical
locations, historical periods and
cultures. Some of the cultures are
considered to be "extinct" cultures.
None of the bones represent "named"
individuals. What is known of the
people is known only through their
remains. Some are so completely
separated from their original context
that the skull is the only thing left on
earth that speaks of that person's
existence.

The installation is not made to
comment on atrocities or mass killings.
Neither is it meant to picture what
restoration or [atonement] might look
like. It is primarily meant to suggest the
human need, demand, for hope and
justice that is universal and extends to
all people of all times. It is meant to
suggest the individuality and reality of
people long dead and our relationship
to them; that their skulls do not merely
represent death."

- Jill Scipione