Potholes are dangerous. Not only do they wreck vehicles, cause accidents they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians.
I highlight dangerous potholes by turning them into temporary works of art, making them more visible and prompting the council to repair them.
The council are not too happy, but all my work is created using non-permanent, chalk based line marker, the same type the council use when doing repairs. The problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively.
I understand the council are stretched and may not have time to highlight big potholes with yellow paint,
but luckily, I do :-)
Do I think my art is offensive? No. I am a qualified artist, the naked body and its anatomy are commonplace in art. The drawings themselves are cartoons, not photographs. Art should provoke a reaction and these pieces do that, generally a positive one.
Potholes are very hard to see you tend to forget about them until it’s too late. But draw a big yellow willy round it, you can’t help but notice them and hopefully avoid it too, saving the vehicle from damage or the rider from injury. Usually the council will either notice it, or it actually gets reported and then gets repaired.
If there were no potholes I wouldn’t draw on anything...
The road is my canvas.
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There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place, by drawing giant cartoon willies.
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This dog's rear-end highlights a particularly nasty pothole, steer clear! Hopefully it won't be to 'schlong' before it gets patched up.
Keep your eyes to the ground people...