Jason Jose: February 1, 2016
Fascinating what you can do with a single piece of chewed gum as in this new work by fine art photographer Michael Massaia that continues his Transmogrify series. The chewed gum take on shapes resembling anatomical organs such as hearts and intestines to abstract forms. He states:
All of the images are created from a single piece of chewed gum. I mold all the shapes by using my hand, tongue, and teeth (the shapes are not created digitally). The sculptures range from anatomical organs, flowers, sea creatures, clothing, and abstractions. After I mold them, I mount them onto black plexiglass (or face mount them to regular glass), and photograph the sculpture using either a Creo scanner or a large format camera.