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November 5, 2010 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Chewing gum artist. "Mr Wilson has created more than 8,000 works of art this way - each one photographed and catalogued for his archive. A picture can take anything from two hours to three days to complete."
posted by rodgerd (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Making Britain colourful, one chewed-up and spat-out detritus at a time.
posted by squishles at 1:35 PM on November 5, 2010


in one way it's not as bad as i thought it was going to be--which was chewing gum & using wads of freshly chewed gum to make pictures. in another way, it's worse, because someone else already not only chewed the gum, but spat it out & left it to be walked on & assaulted by whatever grim london can bring.

here's a flickr pool o' pics & here's a brief wiki.
posted by msconduct at 1:42 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, at least it keeps him off the streets.
posted by crunchland at 1:54 PM on November 5, 2010


/throws up
posted by randomkeystrike at 2:01 PM on November 5, 2010


I find this tasteless.
posted by theredpen at 2:13 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]



I was charmed by the video (felt quite wrigley with pleasure...)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 2:15 PM on November 5, 2010


assaulted by whatever grim london can bring

If you meant to say grime, don't tell me, because I liked the poetry of that.

"Technically it's not criminal damage, because the damage has already taken place."

While this argument holds little merit, I hope he continues to get away with it.
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:53 PM on November 5, 2010


I really like it. Screw the haters.

It reminds me of a guy in my hometown of Saginaw, MI, who painted art on the boarded-up windows of abandoned buildings. And guerrilla crocheters in nearby Bay City who covered random benches and posts in yarn.

I totally support any effort to make an urban area a little brighter, especially if it means uplifting the discarded and abandoned.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 3:20 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


1 bedpost
1 overnight

~waiting for joke to write itself.
posted by Trochanter at 4:46 PM on November 5, 2010


Previously
posted by TedW at 5:09 PM on November 5, 2010


Metafilter: Making Britain colourful, one chewed-up and spat-out detritus at a time.
posted by alona at 5:54 PM on November 5, 2010


I found his pictures nice to look at. Cute colors and patterns.

(Tasteless, only in that they're already chewed out.)
posted by Namlit at 7:13 PM on November 5, 2010


I really dig this guy and his art.
posted by rmmcclay at 10:13 PM on November 5, 2010


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