Rato Kim is a Korean Toy Artist Who Makes 'Cat Bread'

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 6, 2016
References: instagram & boredpanda
Rato Kim is a young artist who is based in Seoul, South Korea, where he has created a number of feline-like toys and sculptures, a series which now includes charming cat bread.

As he explains, Kim was "inspired by the image of cats sitting with their paws hidden" -- leading him to recreate the cute pose in a creative way. As the toys are meant for hopeful pet owners, the cat bread is not edible, although Kim portrays them next to jars of jam and on cutting boards to draw attention to their loaf-like appearance.

The collection of cat bread varies, with the small sculptures differentiated with alternating facial expressions and painted baking tones on their crusts. In the future, Kim hopes to create a storybook to go along with his cat bread.