Used gum is Icky … yes? … Yes!
Yes it is.
But I admit I had a bit of a fascination with it a while back. I even used it as the header image on my very first blog Some Things I find.
an old fav of mine, found at the BC Ferry Terminal
I was reminded of it again today, down at the Vancouver Art Gallery, but I was Totally out-Icked. This is what I saw. it’s an A B C Gum Fest (Already Been Chewed)
The idea is to add your own abc gum to this portrait of Douglas Copland, and add they did! And visitors still are, in between and getting photographed with it and taking selfies.
I found it curious that most of the gum was added onto the tip of the nose, pinocco-like.
a cigarette but and … why not, they actually go together, both are dropped onto the street and lift there
Total Ick! you can even see the teeth marks in some of this stuff
not to gross you out too much but this got me thinking about gum on the street again …
I haven’t noticed gum on the street lately. Is it that I just stopped looking? So I lookedSee those dark spots? That’s old walked over gumblack gum spotsall the way home
Over 3 walking miles of old black gum marks
nothing fresh enough to stick to my shoe
It’s either all down at the Gallery or folks just aren’t spitting out gum their on the sidewalk as much anymore …
Might we be evolving?
Might we be coming more civilized in the gum department?
or maybe not, considering that the above gum head sculpture is considered to be Art,
a kind of performance Art
and … while we are on the subjust of gum …
Does anybody remember Black Jack Gum?