Art History: A Primer

All art is derivative, right?

After all, we have Picasso and Braque:

And we have Bennett and the Gum Wall.

This is Seattle’s famed Wall of Gum, located at Pike’s Place Market:

And here is Bennett’s latest masterpiece in progress, possibly the jewel of his oeuvre. He calls it a “gum mosaic,” and if M ever finds out about it, Bennett may be taking up residence in a cardboard box at Pike’s Place.


Filed under children, parenting, Seattle, Summer, Uncategorized

5 responses to “Art History: A Primer

  1. tina marie

    yikes…. it looks like someone or something’s innards….or one of those plastic replicas of internal organs you see in the doctor’s office….

  2. lrgeller

    I like to think of it as a delicate peony. But I think you may be right.

  3. Irene

    I’m a new mom of a six-month old, and I just finished reading your ENTIRE BLOG. Love you writing, love your family. I can’t wait until my girl is old enough to get into such trouble…it sounds like fun.

    …or, perhaps I read your blog all wrong…=).

    • lrgeller

      Thank you! It’s nice to “meet” you…

    • lrgeller

      … And I’m flattered that you read the whole blog and still hope your little one gets into the same messes we do. And you read it all right — it’s more fun than anything else.

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