Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Decorative Fabric Filled Potholes Of Paris

French artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera has transformed the streets of Paris 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. See more on Juliana Santacruz Herrera's Flickr stream.

(thanks Marvin, via Laughing Squid)

0 comment(s):