Between 130 BCE-1453 CE., the Silk Road trade route dominated international commerce, and stretched from Rome to China. Silk Road Decadence considers the goods and materials traded along the route that were once considered items of luxury and rarity that have since become objects of widespread availability and consumption. Tea, fruits, and paper--once reserved for nobles and royalty--have since become commercially available and consumed in excess. We waste paper, throw out food, and have more tea than we know what to do with. This series personifies our decadent nature as human beings and our obsession with material culture.