'Projet Nid de Poule.' Photo: Juliana Santacruz Herrera.
It may not be a real solution to Paris' potholes, but Juliana Santacruz Herrera has certainly come up with an attention-grabbing way to draw attention to the problem: Filling cracks and holes in the street with colorful yarn.Like other "yarn bombers" (there's even a documentary in the works about them) in urban areas around the world, Herrera's pieces add a touch of whimsy and warmth to what can be cold concrete environments.
But unlike the foot warmers for street signs and cuffs for statues popping up around Saarbrücken, Germany, for example, Herrera's "Projet Nid de Poule" (Pothole Project) -- while still more playful and humorous than practical -- also serves as a little prod to local officials that the city needs a bit of sprucing up.
They're also probably pretty nice and soft to walk on.
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