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Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Posted By Moe Beitiks On November 13, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Art,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment


Mr. Wilson [2] has been featured on BBC and a variety of other British media outlets [3] 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 [4], 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 [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/13/artist-ben-wilson-uses-old-chewing-gum-to-beautify-sidewalks/ben-wilson/

[2] Mr. Wilson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wilson_%28artist%29

[3] British media outlets: http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/567075.chewing_over_the_benefits_of_gum_art/

[4] here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahid1/sets/286517

[5] Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/2010/11/ben-wilson-chewing-gum-artist-and.html

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