juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes
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apr 22, 2011
juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes


decorative potholes by juliana santacruz herrera in paris, france
all images courtesy juliana santacruz herrera
image © juliana santacruz herrera

artist juliana santacruz herrera has transformed the streets of paris through her visual intervention
using braided strips of colourful fabric. seeing the many cracks and potholes of the city as
the ‘canvas’ of her project, the site-specific pieces are a playful addition to the grey urban setting.

long lengths of dyed fabrics are braided and then coiled into the shallow breaks in the street.
often made up of a combination of bright colours, the resulting effect creates a graphic and
visually-arresting contrast to the city’s palette. 


image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


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image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


image © juliana santacruz herrera


images © juliana santacruz herrera

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