Nails are a socially-defined feminine trait, and many women put in effort and time in maintaining them . But when they come to the resolution to cut them off, it is because of an awakening of a sort -- a realization that long nails are a source of discomfort and a restriction on their mobility.
So the nails form the skeleton of the Scorpion — hard and venomous — representing women's rebirth as a warrior that is ready to grab, scratch, and get on with work or labour. It is a declaration that they will no longer be haunted by societal expectation of what is beautiful in women, because it is ephemeral and meaningless, like nails detached from fingers.
This piece was made using 120 natural and varnished fingernails collected over several months.