Can you help us create an art Trail along the Parkland Walk?
We’re working with local artist and Muswell Hill resident Ben Wilson to create a hidden art trail along the Parkland Walk. You may have noticed some of Ben’s pieces along Parkland Walk already. Each tiny piece of art is a reflection of the character and history of the Parkland Walk with brightly coloured animals and plant life and references to its past as a railway line.
If you've ever noticed any of the brown numbered marker posts along the side of the path then hunt around the immediate area and see if you can find one of Ben's paintings. Each post has a picture nearby. Ben has made some easier to find than others. Ben is creating 17 pieces of art for us but he has created others along the way. You'll need to keep your eyes peeled and recognise the types of features that Ben chooses for his paintings if you're going to find them. We're not giving away any clues as to these others are!
Can you help us reach our target of £1,500?
Ben has invested a huge amount of time and energy to create these amazingly detailed miniatures and we need to raise a further £1,500. Any donation can make a huge difference in supporting our local creative talent. Just £20 would pay for a quarter of one of these unique artworks and would mean that Ben can continue to create ‘recycled art’, merging street-art with the natural environment in a way that the entire community can enjoy discovering for many years to come.
If you’d like to make a contribution to this exciting project, please click on the link below:
More about Ben and his work
Having worked as a sculptor and artist for more than 16 years, travelling all over the UK, Europe and the US, Ben focuses on taking rubbish and discarded waste and turning it into something beautiful.
Inspired by the urban landscape in which he typically works, Ben is perhaps most famous for his ‘chewing gum art’ – taking trodden-in pieces of chewing gum and turning them into miniature artworks. These intricately detailed pieces encourage people to look more closely at their natural environment. Featuring bright splashes of colour, often in unexpected places, the pieces transform an unpleasant discarded item and turn it into something positive.