chewing gum sculpture

The Italian sculpture Maurizio Savini has been best known in recent years for his skillful usage of bubble gum, used to create these marvelous bubble gum sculptures. I think this quote about sums up his passion:

The sensual act of chewing, the voluptuous warmth of rebelling saliva, the artificial and secretly aseptic fragrance which spreads from the mouth as a promise and missed kiss.

His gum art takes on all aspects of life, from nature to corporate america, to drugs, he leaves nothing untouched. Part of the draw of these gum ar it the media itself but the messages cannot be taken for granted, like a good salesman he draws the audience in and then feeds them (pun intended, pun very much intended) his ideas. Overall, I enjoy the medium, however the gum sculptures themselves are a little romanticized for my taste. Although, the gum buffalo is a thinker, I really liked that one.


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Okay, now tell me, what did you think of this gum art? Was it a little to romanticized for you as well?

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