When I was in Maine in November for the artist in residence program, I taught a class to rural Maine eighth graders. I had to teach at night. For their assignment, I had each small group of students create a still life out of objects provided by the rangers. There were lots of skulls. I was able to borrow the skulls over one weekend. I am fascinated by what lies below skin and muscle, the sockets that hold the eyes, the size and shape of the teeth and the beauty in the curve of cheek bone.