According to Amnesty International, torture is practiced in 141 countries, both openly and in secret. Many of these countries have signed the UN convention against torture, but it still goes on.
In this series of still lifes, I have worked with the contraposition between the domesticity of the setup of each still lifes and the terrifying traces of violence that are taking place all over the world, be it for political or criminal reasons. I often use food in my work and in this case I use it as a universal point of reference, as a symbol of comfort and nurture that adds another level of conflict between the homely and the terror that grates on our conscience.
Torture cannot be justified, but someone somewhere is being tortured while you are reading this.