The Human Bakery, doesnâ€™t that just sound nice? Say it out loud with me, â€œThe Human Bakery.â€ It sounds so dark, disturbing, and a little cheesy, like itâ€™s the central plot point of an old â€˜50s science fiction movie – â€œThe Human Bakery is people, itâ€™s people!â€ Well, if you ever take a trip to Thailand, you can venture into the Human Bakery, where you will find hyper-realistic sculptures of bloody, gruesome human body parts. Donâ€™t worry though; all of them are baked lovingly by the infamous Thai macabre artist himself, Kittiwat Unarrom.
Since 2006, Kittiwat Unarrom has been combining his childhood upbringing in a bakery with his fascination of the human anatomy. Upon entering the Human Bakery, you are exposed to a sensory overload of hands, feet, heads, torsos, and internal organs hanging on hooks. To give the body parts a sterilized morgue feel, Unarrom uses a blood-like sugar glaze. Thatâ€™s right, a blood-like sugar glaze, because you can purchase these sculptures and bring them home for dinner, or a late night zombie snack.
When asked about his art, Unarrom said, â€œOf course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy.â€
So, what is the idea behind sculpting and baking human body parts out of dough? Letâ€™s go back to Unarrom for the answer: â€œWhen people see the bread, they donâ€™t want to eat it. But when they taste it, itâ€™s just normal bread. The lesson is â€˜donâ€™t judge just by outer appearances.â€™â€
All of Unarromâ€™s works are made from dough, raisins, chocolate, cashew nuts, and other traditional baking ingredients, making them edible and grossly delicious. Next time youâ€™re in Thailand, stop by the Human Bakery and taste a human face for yourself. You may be surprised by how much you enjoy it.