Decline is the slowing down process in nature as rigidity and strength recedes and colour is lost, often there is shriveling and shrinking, the life force seems to be leaving. Many similarities to aging humans can be drawn.
Decline VI : Decline and Aging - Return to the foetal form
The shrunken shape of dying leaves suggests a return to the embryonic form physically and a 'closing in' mentality which Carol has observed whilst caring for her elderly mother over several years.
However, each individual still retains some character.
2017 INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS : Honourable mention in Still Life
PHOTOVOICE AWARDS : Shortlisted series - Decline I to Decline III
Award theme 'Stories of Reflection'
With physical decline comes introspection and reflection.