Several years ago I was asked to participate in a show celebrating "El dia de los muertos" at Obsidian Gallery. I chose to create a vessel in copper and brass with a portion of the verse from Ecclesiastes 9:5.
The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are
conscious of nothing at all...
These words were pierced into the lid of this piece and a combination of bolts and nuts were modified to join the base to the lid.