Usually where we me mention candies and posrtraits, the expectation is for vivid photographs that make you mouth water. Not in this case.
Artist Ashkan Honarvar created a series of portraits called Faces 5 in which candy and ice cream are used to sculpture gruesome Injuries.
In the intro for the series Ashkan explains that it constitutes a search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war.
In an interview to Fast Company Ashkan reveals:
The colored candy symbolizes two things. One, the childish naiveté that we have about war and violence; we often forget how fragile the human body actually is. Second, the ‘sweet’ fake propaganda of war. The way we perceive it nowadays is through the television, so in a sense war becomes this ‘fake’ program, made for the masses
More of Faces 5, as well as the rest of the Faces series is on Ashkan Honarvar’s web page.