Human creativity has gone so far that every day you can be surprise by the materials and techniques artists use to develop their imagination. Thanks to a recent visit to the WonderWorks house in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, I had the pleasure to find sweet, colorful, and unusual portraits of celebrities that were made by Jason Kronenwald just using bubble gums, his fingers to shape them, a Swiss Army knife, and a small plastic roller. I hope you would enjoy watching these examples as I did, but please do not chew them.
About The Artist
Jason Kronenwald grew up in Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Toronto. He graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997. His first Gum Blonde was completed in 1996. Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing. He does not use paint or dye, the colors of his artworks is inherent to the gum. Colour mixing takes place inside the mouth during chewing, using an endless variety of flavours made by different companies. One 24-by-32-inch portrait takes over 400 sticks of gum, so Kronenwald has a dedicated team of chewers and prefers the texture of Trident and Bubblicious. He doesn’t chew gum himself unless necessary.
Learn more about Jason by visiting his website gumblondes.com
Image credits: All images on this page are property of Jason Kronenwald.
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