The Decay Project – Sara Hake

For my decay project, I decided to toy with the concept of the empty shell. On a pedestal, I set up a collection of ten eggs, with one of them only being the empty shell that was left behind. Over the next nine days, the rest of the eggs will disappear one by one, leaving only the empty shells. My concept is that the eggs and their empty shells symbolize how humans, over the course of their life, can lose their mental state, so that sometimes in the very last stages of life, all that is left of the person is the empty shell of who they once were; their bodies are still present, but their minds and personalities have already decayed and disappeared.