A compendium of craft masquerading as art, art masquerading as craft, and craft extending its middle finger.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Amputee Cakes


Grad school for art is a funny thing. The pressure is always on to find and hone a schtick. Many people fall back on their families and histories for inspiration. So it goes for 28-year-old art student Kittiwat Unarrom of Potharam, Thailand. He comes from a family of bakers, and combined that skill with his natural morbidity, and VOILA! Putrefying body parts baked out of dough, laced with chocolates, raisins, and cashews, and hung on hooks like cuts of meat in a butcher shop. He's working toward his MFA show, of course:

He hopes his realistic artwork will make people ponder whether they are consuming food, or food is consuming them. "Everyone's life is rushed nowadays, even when it comes to eating," he said. "When we eat, we don't think about our health or safety, we only think of our taste buds."
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2 Comments:

At 9/04/2005 01:38:00 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

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At 9/05/2005 01:19:00 AM, Blogger betsy. said...

holy crap. here i am about to go to sleep, and then i come across this entry. i fear i will now dream about eating fingers that taste like pound cake.

i loved art school, and not just because of the excessive use of hair products.

 

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