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May 12th, 2009

vixen 201x400 Mastication has never looked so colourful

The piece above is made entirely out of gum. I shall give you a moment to stare in amazement and wonder at this piece of information. The art is pure coolness, and gives one an excuse to play with their gum without getting smacked by mom. Am I giving the artist too much credit? Most probably; but I don’t care. His frames are chewy and colourful and shiny…attributes that are sure to grab my ever-wandering attention. And who to thank for this? Jamie Marraccini, of course.

Marraccini is a gum spreader extraordinaire, and began his so-called “gum art” in the late 1980s. He specifies however, that there is no concrete date for the beginning of this artsy obsession. Which is essentially just another way of saying that he was a brat who used to play with his chewing gum, even as a child. His individual pieces are probably grossly overpriced, but fear not, friends! You, too, can dabble in the greatness of gum chewing and spreading for much less! Chew by Numbers is another idea of Marraccini’s which allows the talentless general public to create their own masterpieces. I’m not sure if I encourage the purchase of these kits, as it seems rather lame and costly, but I might change my mind. Like when I refused to watch Twilight because I deemed it a lame-ass tween flick and didn’t want to get sucked into the hype. Then I accidentally watched it and wanted to be a vampire, too. So I watched it again. And again. But it’s so baaaaddddd, I’m so ashamed…..

Anyhow, enough about Twilight and it’s bad directing and acting and Robert Pattinson’s squishy and dirty yet oddly attractive face (GOD I can’t wait for the next installation), and more about gum art. In the Chew by Numbers kits, one even has a choice of sugar-free delights! And for only 16$ USD! Be still my beating heart *clasps hands against busom in fervent admiration* I think I’ll stop writing now, as I feel that I have spent way too much time talking about gum. If this tickles your fancy, I invite you to browse Marraccini’s art. If not, consider this another tidbit of useless information in the vast library of your mind that just might help you win the final Jeopardy! question one day. I love you, Alex Trebek. I think you’re sexy.

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