Saturday, February 07, 2009

G is for Gum

Graffiti Alley Ann Arbor MI
photo by c.bayrak

Yes, there is such as thing as gum graffiti (gum walls)
Here is flickr set that shows how elaborate some can be.
Gum Wall of Seattle
Bubble gum alley in San Luis Obispo, California

Ben Wilson's Chewing Gum Miniature Art

then there is
Maurizio Savini who creates life size sculptures with chewed bubble gum

wwwwwwwwwwwweeell! did you know it was World Nude Day yestereday?
They say on their webisite "it is about setting yourself free". YIKES, in Ohio I think NOT, plus I wouldn't want to scare the locals.
I think I will stick with Nude drawing :)


yi said...

wow, world nude day! how exciting. if only i'd known. it is a hot summer in Australia so that would have worked out nicely :]

David Howard said...

Yes, I think my nude days are over - but maybe if I made myself a little bubble gum suit - I was always partial to strawberry bubble gum when I was a kid. Beechies was the brand I preferred, not Wriglys. I use to plaster gum all over things when I was young - I once booby trapped my Grandad's Valiant car by winding gum around the knobs of the window winders to catch the unwary. To me gum is a bit icky as art - it's the odours and subsequent memories it releases - like standing on gum or finding it under a desk etc. Yuk!

painter girl said...

Beautiful drawing. Really nice lines.
You always amaze!

JafaBrit's Art said...

David,I once worked as a bumble gum tester and my fave was banana but it didn't take off. I got paid a wee pittance every time they dropped by and gave me a pack and had me fill out a survey. You sound like my uncle David with your trickery, what fun :)

Yi, I figure if I had a pool and was in hot Australia, and I have lost a few pounds I might succumb to swimming in the nude :)

Thanks Painter girl, nude drawing is one of my fave challenges, trying to get that sense of muscle and bone really keeps up the drawing skills.

Ed Maskevich said...

Yes, even in Ohio you can go nude at nudist resorts. You know, once everyone is nude then you really don't know the differences so much. Nudists also make the best figure models.

Lana Gramlich said...

I didn't know about world nude day, myself. I'll have to mark that down for next year. *L*

Maria and Stefano said...

Hehehe the nude day at work website is too funny!!! i'm glad I didn't have to teach nude yesterday ;)


JafaBrit's Art said...

For some reason Ed the idea of going around nude does not appeal to me. Part of it is how easily I get hives if my skin touches grass, and I have visions of splinters in my bum if I sit on a bench LOL! I like the protection clothing affords. Which is not to say I haven't enjoyed times swimming in the nude, which is a lovely experience.

art prints maker said...

I love cityscape colors

Undaunted said...

Great life drawing! As painter girl said, nice lines. I like your style.

Hmm, going nude isn't really my thing either!