Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chewing Gum Sculptures - Pink Chewing Gum

Italian artist Maurizio Savini has distinguished himself by using a very unusual material for his sculptures: pink chewing gum. Here are some of his works.

Over the last 10 years Italian artist Maurizio Savini has been creating a series of sculptures using thousands of pieces of chewing gum. The life size sculptures include a buffalo, a grizzly bear and suited businessmen suspended in gymnastic poses. His works have been exhibited internationally and some of his pieces have sold for approximately 55 000USD. They have recently been shown at testori UK gallery, London.

Chewing-gum, as a matter of fact known in Italian also as “ American gum “, was introduced by American soldiers with the end of World war two together with jeans, nylon, stocking and boggie-woggie. Its association with a state of euphoria of change and carefree youthfulness some how carried on in the following decades. Also for those born in the sixties as Maurizio Savini and I, chewing-gum reaches in the mind ‘s meanders at a tie with childhood and adolescence, and a light pressure of a future still to be built and dreamt and the slaughterhouse of personal and collective memories of the past which is gone, no one knows where when and with whom.

The sensual act of chewing, the voluptuous warmth of rebelling saliva, the artificial and secretly aseptic fragrance which spreads from the mouth as a promise and missed kiss. The synthetic fleshliness of the pink color, the obsessive square shape of the product unwrapped and ready to be shred to pieces by the power of the tongue, all compete in crashing on the senses. Applying all this to the power and energy of the Sculpture and its history causes a short circuit having the capacity of turning the ludic into stately and vice versa. The strict minimalism of parallelepiped is subverted by the uniform coating with many bars of chewing-gum completely cover it, rendering chewable to desire, soft and provoking to forbidden touch, what was abstract and distant.

Still Boggie-Woggie
Mario Codognato - 30 aprile '99

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Resident Evil 5 Progenitor Virus Detection + Suppression Kit

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Remember the 70's?

Unix - Better Not!

The True Meaning Of Sweethart


Joke About Red Ferrari

Son to Father:

A Ferrari is a red car with a horse! Right daddy?

Father: That's right, but why do you ask?

Son: I Think there's one trying to pass as on the right!!!


King of all business

This is a good start to become a millionaire!!!

EVE Sculpture

Video footage of a wire frame Sculpture. Sculpture is by Jacob M Beard of EdWorldComics...


Iran Hotel Carved Out of Mountain

Kandovan is a tourist village near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. There is a Hotel in Rock Mountain!
Its fame is due to its special houses which are carved inside rocks.

Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still being inhabited. Kandovan also has scenic beauty. It's a popular resort with hotels and restaurants there to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular by visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.

There are also 4 inns for visitors to stay in, the most famous one is Hotel Kandovan.

Gothic Girls - Hellish Beauty

Beautiful Gothic Dark Ladies...

Another beauty, loved by a beast
Another tale of infinite dreams
Your eyes, they were my paradise
Your smile made my sun rise...