Dissolution of life, though inevitable, is always a tragic event. We are born into this world knowing that one-day we will fall; that no matter what we do in life, how many friends we make and how successful we become, we will all end up in the same place. Thomas More says, “‘Whoever does not have an urn has the sky to cover him,’ and ‘from everywhere it is the same distance to heaven.’” So why do we do the things we do or achieve what we strive to achieve if our end result is simply death? I have always wondered what pushes someone to end his or her life. “Tragically, more than 39,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2011. Homicide claimed another 17,000 people.” This is a quote I have taken from a CDC’s article published August of last year. These startling numbers makes me question why? Someone should never feel so depressed that they take their own life. I believe violence is preventable and that every life has value. To truly understand death, one must understand not the existence of life, but its vitality. The purpose of this exhibit is to impose upon the meaning of life by exposing the effects of death. To make one ponder upon how fleeting life really is. By revealing the image of death and the impact it creates on our lives, both physically and emotionally, I am able to express why it is so important to value life.