Unique Art Made From Bubble Gum

Artist: Jérémy Laffon

French artist Jérémy Laffon created these intriguing sculptures that took 4,000 pieces of chewing gum and three months to make.

The complex geometrical structure stood at almost two metres and was nearly three metres long.

The chewing gum sticks were stacked, piled and assembled. Laffon melted a few so that the towers would eventually fall down.

"It represents a sculpture of frustration and that's why I chose to knock it down by melting a few crucial pieces."

"After melting a few sticks, the work fell down and collapsed slowly."

"I was inspired by the system of matchitecture, where thousands of matches are used to create a sculpture."

"I've always been fascinated by the construction of a house of cards and decided to create a sculpture with a material that hasn't been used before."

"I wanted to use something that was challenging and the characteristics of chewing gum seemed perfect. Chewing gum is unstable and I thought that it would be tough to create a huge sculpture out of this material."

"I tried to complete the design by just using saliva, but that wasn't strong enough, so I had to use glue to make it secure."





The artist created a floor installation.

Source: dailymail

Check his website: www.jeremylaffon.com/

Artist: Jason Kronenwald

Canadian artist Jason Kronenwald creates these unique celebrity portraits out of chewed pieces of bubblegum.

"Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing. No paint or dye is used. The colour is inherent to the gum - the mixing of colour takes place inside the mouth during chewing using an endless variety of flavours made by an endless variety of companies. Kronenwald has a dedicated team of chewers and prefers the texture of Trident. However, he does not chew gum himself unless he must."

“I mainly need gum that feels comfortable in my hand, that keeps its consistency.”

“These portraits are a commentary on how we consume these celebrities like candy. They affect us immensely because our appetite for news about them is always growing.”

Each portrait is then sealed with an epoxy resin to protects and preserves it for long periods of time.

Check his website: http://gumblondes.com/

Source: digitaljournal


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