Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
...what a brilliant example of modern pointillism! Has some unknown artist taken up the long abandoned banner of Georges
Seurat and presented us with a new manifesto championing art as points of light illuminating our waking dreams?!
OK, I see now it’s not a painting at all, so my pointillism exuberance is dashed. It’s more likely one of those photo collages
with thousands of small images being arranged to create a larger picture. That’s cool. So what’s the picture?
A remarkable number of deviants have responded with their own observations on this “artwork,” pointing out elements for “consideration as art”
that I hadn’t even thought of while recording my initial assessment. These included: the question of intention and/or purpose of the artist(s),
the effects of time and weather on the piece, and even the architecture of the gummed-upon structure as fundamental to its essence. I hope that by
reading these awesomely perspicacious first responses, posted below, more deviants will be encouraged to weigh in with your own unique insights.
The Wall of Gum demands that attention must be paid!
Here is a small sampling of deviants who have already contributed mightily to the conversation in the thread below. Please share your thoughts
with them regarding their opinions or provide us with a completely new take on the question, "but is it art?"
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- Picture of Bubblegum Alley by Crawfish2007
- Seattle Gum Wall by Ricardo Martins
- Close up of Seattle Gum Wall by Paul Balcerak
- Bubblegum alley pn3 by Penubag
- "Wall Of Gum" by techgnotic
- Gum10 by Crawfish2007
- Peacegum by Crawfish2007
- Flowergum by Crawfish2007