Skull-A-Day friend Rachel B. Stork Stoltz, MS is a supremely talented medical illustrator and the creative mind behind Anatomical Element. She was a featured artist at the Face Off Exhibition for Skull Appreciation Day 2013 in Chicago, plus she has sponsored one of our wonderful giveaway contests.
This masterpiece of metalsmithing is truly blowing my mind with everything that is included in it. I'll let her tell you more: "Made from copper, brass, and sterling silver. All pieces are hand sawn and either soldered or riveted together. Real human teeth are set for the eyes and flower. Stainless steel jaw plates are used as the hanging mechanism. Designs representing a neuron and fibromuscular dysplasia adorn the skull. This piece measures about 2 inches by 3 inches and can be adjusted to hang high or low. All teeth and jaw plates came from the customer. This is a very personal piece and is bound to start countless conversations!"
Rachel says that she's starting to really like this style, and I couldn't agree more. The use of real pieces of anatomy is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing this truly awesome piece with us, Rachel!