Royal Society of Chemistry tracks down gum artist

pavement artist Ben Wilson BBC.jpgSAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Chemistry academics have scoured London to offer work to a man who paints tiny pictures on discarded chewing gum, according to a BBC News article which Lara has sent to the Blog on the Saturday morning of NPRA.


Clearly not sharing the Blog’s distaste for chewing gum, the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry offered a reward of £117 to the first person to put them in touch with artist Ben Wilson. They wanted him to paint miniature depictions of the 117 known elements to promote conservation, after a society member spotted Wilson last week, painting on some hardened gum in London‘s Piccadilly. Yuk, yuk, yuk.


(photo: BBC)

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