Gallery: Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Wilson typically paints whatever seems to grab him that moment. But since receiving a fair amount of media coverage, he's been commissioned to do personal commercial works as well.

Mr. Wilson has been featured on BBC and a variety of other British media outlets for his meticulous works on chewing gum. Once he’s set his sights on a sidewalk, he doesn’t pass up a potential canvas, painting on every flattened blob for hours on end. While we’re featuring all but a sampling of his work here, a proper Flickr gallery can be viewed here, where one can find strawberries, cityscapes, tributes, memorials, commissioned ads and confessions of love – some signed by the artist and some lost in swirls and details. And while this may make you want to leave your gum for him on the sidewalk, don’t jump the gun – Wilson already has plenty to work with, so let’s not go making more blotches, eh?

via Kuriositas


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1 Comment

  1. anothervoice November 13, 2010 at 9:50 am

    There’s a fine line here somewhere. Let’s not confuse something like OCD with art.

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