My first thought as I look at Rachel Betty Case's unique artworks is, "How did she get enough nail clippings and belly button lint to create them?" Somehow she managed, and what you see before you is art made out of real human remains. A little gross, but also intriguing.
Rachel Betty Case refers to her fingernail creations as Human Ivory, which is a bit more pleasant than "human remains." Born in New Jersey, she was encouraged by her crafty parents to create whatever her heart desired. Currently based in Pennsylvania, she took that to heart, to say the least.