Jill Scipione has been painstakingly rendering individual human skulls from vast museum collections and recording information on their origins.
The project is in the midst of its fourth year and the numbers of the dead and the collections of their bones increase without limit.  The work she is
accomplishing, the drawings, do not view the skulls as symbols of death, but as people who lived. The final result is an image of a person. As
she states “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 skullis the only thing left on earth that speaks of that person's existence.  The skull
and the bones of a human being are more than artifacts. They are both part of a person and not the person.A living person is not separate from
their body. Yet, a person is not solely a body. A person is both material and immaterial. A body inevitably leads to suffering”