Maria Burke and Denise Corcoran paid homage to Noah Scalin by making this skull. Noah was a keynote speaker at the Virginia Arts Education Association annual meeting in Norfolk, VA. Maria and Denise were attendees.
If you aren't familiar with Norfolk, VA, I'll tell you now, it's along the VA coastline...aka by beaches. If my memory serves me right, the objects they used are stingray or skate egg cases. They commonly wash up along our beaches. Most are empty, but because the cases are so light weight, the tide will pull them up onto the beach. The next time you see some, gather them up and make something for others to see.