The project features a series of GIFS showing the artist squashing, smashing, and squeezing perfectly untouched desserts.
Cuervo explains on her page, “I´ve started collecting what I called ‘edible objects’ that called my attention because of their softness and fragility.”
In other words, she chooses her ‘targets’ based on how loud the food are ‘screaming to be destroyed’. Some of her ‘victims’ include a chocolate-coated marshmallow, peeps, and an Easter bunny.
In an interview with LA Weekly, Cuervo reveals that the first dessert she filmed destroying was a yellow and pink flan she bought in the Netherlands.
She says, “I just wanted to do it so bad. It felt like a tantrum. But that feeling has been in me for my entire life… It’s in all of us!
“We have always heard, ‘Don’t play with your food’. We were obedient, but I think we all wanted to play with it.”
When asked about the aim of the project, she claims it’s to express the beauty of the power of anger. “Anger changes things, creates things, and is transformative.”
Cuervo felt that expressions of anger are silenced and avoided in today’s society because it brings about the feeling of negativity. But with the project, she hopes to change this perception.
“I hate perfection and staged reality. Those desserts look so perfect that they don’t awaken any desire to be eaten. They just tell me to destroy them,” she adds.
Cuervo is currently working on her video series called “Routine is making me erratic”. You can check out her latest works and more hypnotic dessert-smashing GIFs on her site.