Dance of Life now turns atop a musical base, playing a well-known melody from the Nutcracker Suite, "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy". The musical format shows off the hand-carved surface and graceful gestures of this angelic dancer. The poetry of movement in dance choreography is what inspired the gestures of these two pieces. I covered the surfaces with intricately carved symbols on Dance of Life - pomegranates and birds, intertwined with vines and berries - refer to the richness and renewal of life.".