From the Dept. of Pavement Art:
For the past six years,artist Ben Wilson has been making the streets of London a little more colorful by painting miniature pictures on pieces of discarded chewing gum. His painstaking process involves using a small blow torch to harden/dry the gum spots before he applies lacquer and paint to them. Each work — he’s created more than 8,000 of them — can take two hours to three days to complete.
Video of a BBC News visit on the streets with Mr. Wilson can be viewed here.
(spotted on Twitter, via Ian, aka @ReUseConnection)
(photo by Rahid)