A (my) version of a memento mori (a reminder that we all will die)- combined with quetzalcoatl flower skull symbol- Old world meets new world skull symbol. All a part of my personal terror management.
I have got to reference my trip to Mexico way back in 98 when I went to Teotihuacàn just outside of Mexico city (DF) .To me the combination of the skull and the, what I saw as flower petals made a long standing image - an archetype that I have revisited in this image.
This revisiting of birds and specifically bird skull imagery - there is something in the shape, a mask like quality that appears- the same mask shape was used by plague doctors in the middle ages. It all seems to tie in with death/life.