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Friday, May 25, 2012
Chewing gum sculpture = Rocky Balboa?

By Patrick Dorsey

Chewing gum
This sculpture went on display this month in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

And, as you probably guessed, it's made entirely of chewing gum -- gum already chewed by more than 3,000 students from two local schools: Eindhovense School and SintLucas.

Chewing Gum
But you might find at least a little resemblance between this faceless display of victory -- developed by the Netherlands communications group kesselskramer, as a celebration of the merging of the two aforementioned schools -- and a certain iconic image that later became a statue:

Sylvester Stallone
So was it modeled after Rocky?

"That's for the viewer to decide!" wrote Jurian Strik, whose company has worked in sports before; it developed a soccer documentary called "The Other Final" and an ad campaign for Nike on a 78-year-old marathoner.

What do you think? Is this Bubblegum Balboa?

The sculpture is still on display in Eindhoven.