The Chewing Gum Man Paints a Trail of 400 Mini-Artworks on the Millenium Bridge

What an amazing idea! Street art to the extreme.

Inspiring City

We are on the millennium bridge, St. Pauls dominating one end and the tower of the Tate Modern the other.  In the middle of the bridge lays Ben Wilson, Chewing Gum man, a regular sight on the bridge over the past seven months during which time he has created over 400 mini pieces of art.

It’s not the sort of thing you expect to see in the middle of this busy thoroughfare.  Ben is painting onto discarded chewing gum “it’s not criminal damage” he tells me “the chewing gum is already there I’m just transforming it into something beautiful that people would like to look at.”

Ben has created over 400 pieces of chewing gum art on the bridge Ben has created over 400 pieces of chewing gum art on the bridge

Judging by the responses of passers-by who stop to chat he is a popular sight.  Kids in particular are intrigued and react excitedly to what is going on.  People stop…

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