Chewing Gum As A Painter's Canvas

  • Today we found a very extraordinary form of street art. In order to make the pavements of London a bit more colorful, Ben Wilson, a local artist, started to use discarded chewing gum as a canvas and turn these into little paintings. For the past six years, Wilson has created more than 8,000 artworks on the streets — each one photographed and archived. The artist explains that a picture can take anything from two hours to three days to complete. According to the BBC, “as well as producing his own compositions he takes commissions from members of the public. The Royal Society of Chemistry recently asked him to paint depictions of each of the 118 known elements”. Click here to watch a video of Ben Wilson in action. Something for Freedent to sponsor?