For this project, I made my first plaster cast of my hand using a kit I got from the craft store. It made the sculpture much easier to complete and dramatically improved its overall look. The lollipop snake is clay, and I used mesh netting to create the pattern. Since my theme was illusion, I wanted the piece to initially appear as if it was one thing, but reveal itself to be something completely different. I enjoyed watching people's reactions as they walked around the sculpture.