May 29, 2014 2:49 pm
Updated: May 29, 2014 5:48 pm

Sculpture of Douglas Coupland’s head to be plastered with gum


A giant sculpture of Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland’s head is sure to turn some…heads this summer.

The seven-foot sculpture is a self-portrait and is supposed to be interactive in that passerby are encouraged to stick their chewed gum to the sculpture until Coupland’s face becomes obscured.

The artist Tweeted the photo of the sculpture last week.

The head will be located on the grassy mound on the Howe Street side of the Gallery.

It will be unveiled to the public on May 31.

In March, it was announced Coupland has been commissioned to create a golden version of the 800-year-old hollow tree that was Vancouver’s first tourist attraction.

Coupland’s tree will be completed in 2015 and will be a golden version of the original.

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