"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


Jill Scipione Installation of skull drawings at The Beacon, Jersey City Art Fair 2010