It is easy to see that today's society is very materialistic. We are constantly surrounded by man-made things that claim to be able to enrich our lives. Due to this, we are more focused on building up external matters rather than our internal human needs and desires, such as personal relationships with others. In this gallery, this idea is presented through somber yet powerful depictions of various material items that are in involved in everyday life, and society's relationship to them. The tone of these pieces call attention to the dangers to human nature of a superficial society. Though we are surrounded by many things, they can ultimately make us feel empty.