The filigree design over the skull symbolizes ever growing renewal over the ghost of the past. This is the original design as featured on Kickstarter. It became their #1 most funded sculpture project of all time. Small is pictured sitting in the hand. See pic of all 3 sizes together for comparison.
This pencil and pen holder is made of first 500 digits of Pi (actually 546 exactly), the numbers are arranged along a spiral path. As you can see from the photos, the printing (Black Strong &Flexible) is very delicate and detailed. This desk accessory is both useful and decorative.