Artist Spins a Yarn With Parisian Street Art

July 28, 2013 by


Move over perpetrators of urban graffiti, yarn and lego bombing, and even the pothole gardener!  

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera wove a tale in the streets of Paris to call attention to the city’s many potholes in need of repair.




Herrera staged a graphic intervention, placing coiled braided strips of brightly hued fabrics and yarn into the pavement’s cracks and holes. Providing contrast to the steel gray urban concrete and eye candy in the form of colorful street art, her street are made a chromatic statement calling attention to the disrepair.




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  • Kylee Baumle

    It’s pretty, quirky, and I love the look, but dang…someone has too much time on their hands!

  • Vashti

    Ah, the ol’ “someone has too much time on their hands” write-off.

  • Hi Kylee! Each to his own I suppose! This is what I love about creative self expression–what artists do will resonate for some, not for others. When I happen upon these unexpected public installations, I feel exposed to new ways of seeing the surrounding space. In this case, she really calls attention to the sidewalks in disrepair by creating something in them.

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