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Trendspotting Tuesday: Unusual Art

By The YouTube Team

With the outlandish Burning Man festival taking place this weekend, TrendspottingTuesday takes a wide-eyed look at the world of unusual art.

You don't need a Burning Man-style art car to take a tour through this gallery of unconventional materials and quirky ideas. All it takes is a few mouse clicks to witness delicate, water-based calligraphy on the streets of Beijing, fuzzy felt art in New York or a burbling balloon installation in London.

If art is food for thought, our collection of unusual arts and crafts includes some raw materials that are more commonly thought of as, well, food. Though you wouldn't want to swallow bubblegum, have you ever considered sculpting with it? And if you enjoy your cheese sliced, how do you feel about a whopping 1,200 pounds of it, expertly carved? These are all questions you can ponder while watching a butter sculpture meltdown. Here's the full playlist:

All the best,

The YouTube Team