22 Chewing Gum-Inspired Innovations

 - Jan 9, 2009
To some, chewing gum is a necessity to focus, maintain fresh breath, refrain from eating, or just to give anxious chompers something to do. For others, like the artists and creative minds whose products are featured in this slideshow, chewing gum is a medium for innovation.

Take the gum sculptures and portraits that have been featured in modern art galleries, or the street art that’s festooned with the sticky stuff. Who knew that a substance that’s taboo in some cultures could be so inspirational?