The Bubblegum Beat

Photo Source: Simone Decker

Photo Source: Simone Decker

It’s one thing to know how to walk and chew gum at the same time – it’s entirely another to scrape something like THIS off of your shoe.  It’s Throwback Thursday, so today, I bring you Simone Decker, a Luxembourg artist whose work often explores perspective and the constant state of change in public spaces.  In this 1999 photography exhibit “Chewing in Venice,” we see what happens when…GUM…ATTACKS (creepy narrator voice).  I don’t know about you, but I think this would make a great high school campaign against litterers who leave chewing gum plastered in lockers and under desks.  Janitors unite!  Take a look at more of her fun photos here and watch where you step.

French artist, Jeremy Laffon, also works with the minty medium – but on elaborate structures like this!  I can’t imagine the patience, (nor the amount of Wrigley’s), this took.  Check out more of his work here (I’m particularly fond of the chevron gum floor).

Photo Source: Jeremy Laffon

Photo Source: Jeremy Laffon

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