“My intention with the images is not to be shocking or gory,” says artist Sarah Sudhoff. “I can understand how some people might see them as being so; especially those who have never witnessed a severe injury or illness or the death of a loved one.”
This photo is part of a series called At the Hour of Death. What makes these works oddly mesmerizing is the fact that these are actually photographs taken from various death scenes, before the cleanup comes. Bodily fluids, liquids that may have been within close reach, and other gunk accessed by people who die due to illness, suicide or murder are stained into furniture, clothing and/or fixtures, marking a passing. Read more about it here, and check out more of the photos.