Creating one of my sculptures is a multi-step process. As with all of my pieces, the sculptures start with a concept. The skulls, for example, combine the beauty of flowers and butterflies with skulls, a traditional symbol for death and decay. The skulls are the base for these sculptures, which, instead of being created in a traditional manner, are created using 3D printing technology. Each 3D-printed object is created using a mica-print base. When they are finished ,the sculpture resembles pottery. The skulls are then painted and finished using an automotive coat and lacquer, and left to dry. While the skulls are being printed, hundreds of embroidered lace flowers are stitched and prepared to become the second layer of the sculpture. Each flower is hand-fixed to the skull and glued in place. Each skull has over 200 individual flowers attached to it. Once the flowers have been added, the final layer is butterflies. I digitize each butterfly one stitch at a time so they look as realistic as possible. Multiple butterflies are then attached to each skull. The skulls are meant to represent rebirth and metamorphosis. Each piece is unique and is mounted onto a clear acrylic stand.