The Chewing Gum Artist

Anna Sophia Mateeva, a young Ukraine artist, creates sticky portraits of celebrities from chewing gums. To her, the elastic texture of the gum is an ideal art medium. Approximately 1,000 chewing gums are used in her every artwork. It was way too difficult for her to chew all the gums, herself. So she asked her husbands, her relatives and her friends to help her out in chewing them. In her interview with The View, she told that she is not at all disgusted by the process, as she sees herself having to cope with the same issues as a dentist or a surgeon.

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