Pity David DeVore, Jr. After a trip to the dentist in 2008, the then-seven-year-old was filmed by his dad coming out from under anesthesia in what would become one of the most popular viral videos ever. The clip of David asking drugged-out questions like “Is this real life?” has been viewed more than 118 million times and made him and his family into internet celebrities (although not without controversy).
There’s 3 words you could use to describe the works of visual artist Ashkan Honarvar, “controversial, macabre & confronting”. One of his collections serves to highlight these more than most and it’s that series which we’re featuring today. He’s adopted a series of uniquely horrific injuries, replacing the open wounds of blood & gore, with candy, sweets, ice cream and jellybeans. In doing so, he creates a rather curious effect, you’re not sure whether to be shocked, laugh or confounded – in truth it’s probably a combination of all three. As for Askhan, he doesn’t give much away, wanting you to interpret his work for yourself. But one thing is for certain, he has a wealth of imaginative & intriguing works dating back 6 years on his official site, so do make sure you check them out. Some are truly quite unsettling. http://bit.ly/1470Nmp