This Happy Meal lies at the intersection of art and journalism. Sally Davies, a New York City artist, wanted to see how a Happy Meal would hold up over time, according to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail. So she photographed its decomposition. Only it didn’t decompose. It sort of petrified.
‘The fries shrivelled slightly as did the burger patty, but the overall appearance of the food did not change as the weeks turned to months.
‘And now, at six months old, the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it,” she said.
I admire her urge to investigate and document. Next assignment: pop tarts. Are those things even food?