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Ben Wilson – Chewing Gum art

Ever walking along looking at the pavement and get annoyed by the amount of white squashed pieces of peoples old chewing gum stuck to the floor…?

I was in Barnet a few years ago and noticed some tiny little paintings all along the high road, which were painted on what looked like pieces of peoples old chewing gum, I found out these were painted by Ben Wilson, who, by painted chewing gum on the ground said he isn’t breaking any law as he’s technically just making little works of art on rubbish.

Heres some of his work from around High Barnet and Muswell Hill;

I find this fascinating and such a great idea for turning something disgusting into something so beautiful.
Here’s a link to a video of him and some of this work http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11677462

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