Skull of a pig roasted at my wedding, beads, brass, steel,

Saturnalia was an Ancient Roman Pagan ritual of role reversal. Saturnalia marks a sacrificial ceremonial feast symbolic of a new union; specifically my wedding to my husband this summer. Pig roasts are a common ritual among my relatives in Western PA. This sculpture honors this animal sacrifice, as well the vow my partner and I made to treat each other with empathy, equality, and love. The form is reminiscent of a divination rod in search of the secrets of our future.