Ben Wilson has been making mini masterpieces on London sidewalks for several years by painting old globs of gum. Each tiny painting tells a site-specific story: here’s where someone was kissed for the first time; here’s where he was knocked down and hurt. Wilson has had many encounters with the police, but since there’s no law against defacing litter he always skates by, free to paint another day. Here’s a good repository of images of his work, and here’s an even larger Ben Wilson gallery.

Image source: Flickr member judepics under Creative Commons

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