The theme of tonight's episode of Face Off was candy, and the contestants were tasked with creating characters centered around that theme; one of them made a Blob-like creature who ate so many gummy bears that he literally turned into a giant gelatinous melted gummy bear man, for example. It was one of the coolest makeups of the night, though it didn't win, or even get so much as a mention on the show. That was lame.
The reason I mention this is because the episode reminded me of some awesome art that I totally meant to post about a while back, but completely forgot about. Now that it's back in the forefront of my mind, I'm gonna remedy that. Before it goes away again. Because I'm getting old, and my memory is shit.
The photographs you are about to see were taken/created by a Iranian artist named Ashkan Honarvar, part 5 in a series of photographs called Faces. In an effort to convey "the childish naivete we have about war and violence" and "the 'sweet' fake propaganda of war", Honarvar recreated gruesome real life war wounds on models, replacing the blood, gore and viscera with candy; sprinkles, ice cream, and other delicious confectionery treats.
The result? Some pretty disturbing art that's also highly tasty. And high in sugar. Think Tom Savini. Meets Willy Wonka.
Head over to Ashkan Honarvar's website to see more of his macabre art!