juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes
 
juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes
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. 

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes detail image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes image © juliana santacruz herrera

juliana santacruz herrera: decorative potholes images © juliana santacruz herrera

  • lile like like

    mika barr
  • AWESOME idea! love it

    pauline
  • lovely!

    micky
  • wellcome to RIO juliana !!!

    sergio
  • LOT, LOT, LOT of cracks & potholes here in my city, south of France (Collioure) !!!!!!!!!!!!! even, when reparing streets, they create “NEW” cracks & potholes !!!!!!!!!!
    PLEEEASE !!! come to enjoy my city too !!!!!!!!!!

    Filomene66
  • Okay fine, but at least polyurethane it over so it looks purposeful, now its just bird nest material.

    skibeth
  • you should come to malta, there isnt enough cotton in the world to help you

    Jonathan Fenech
  • Coulb be a solution for “nids de poule” in Montréal City

    Suzanne
  • oooh, I love it!!!

    Valentina | indie-guest.it
  • Come brighten my town up please!!!

    Me from a dull town

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