Here I have put the sand dollar together leaving a section out so the “birds” can fly free. The birds are the bones of the sand dollar! The missing piece can be found at the bottom of the work, nestled in with small shells. I wanted the viewer to be able to see into the inside of the sand dollar, as it is really incredible!
Notice the silver lines on the sand dollar where it had broken. They mimic the silver lines in the figure, illustrating how when we put ourselves back together after a “break”, we are frequently stronger and more beautiful than we were before. They also show that all living things are connected.
This is not the final placement for the “birds”, they will be placed more randomly (they are all stuck to one piece of plastic bag so they are safe until placed & protected).