The Artful Dodger on Kittiwat Unarrom
Have no fear, I’ll carve this week’s article short so you can mosey back on over to your turkey/gravy sammich. However, given that it’s Thanksgiving and given that Thanksgiving is one of my best holidays, I give you Kittiwat Unarrom in this week’s Art review.
Unarrom procured his Master of Arts at Silpakorn University, in Thailand, and developed his thesis through anatomy books and memories of visiting a forensics museum. Incorporated with his family’s background in baking, he now creates human body parts utilizing dough.
The bakery/gallery is located within the Thailand countryside and showcases Kittiwat’s edible and non-edible work, deliciously dubbed ‘Body Bakery’. The line of baked goods features realistic dismembered heads as well as hands and feet impaled on hooks.
You’d be quite right assuming the Artist has received mixed reviews, but according to Kittiwat Unarrom, ‘When people see the bread, they don’t want to eat it. But when they taste it, it’s just normal bread. The lesson is “Don’t judge just by the outer appearances”’. And the Artist would be right in his statement as Art and Food should be two of the most universal languages within our Human Culture.
Another lesson here, could be resurrecting carbohydrates and dusting off those guilty feelings of ingesting bread and potatoes during Thanksgiving. If your body is lucky enough to be alive and enjoy a second helping of soft-skulled baked goods, I recommend passing the butter, yo.
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