Artists Use Potholes to Create Fanciful Scenes
Do you live, bike or walk in a city plagued by potholes? I do. I live in a city absolutely filled with potholes. In fact, right outside my front door in plain sight, is a cluster of them- they hide beneath snow and wait for low riding sedans to bottom out. When I came across Mypotholes, a project by photographers Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano I was ecstatic. This imaginative duo had a different perspective on how to deal with these annoying tar craters plaguing our cities.
According to the Facebook page the project started following a frustrating and costly collision with a bunker sized pothole. The pair decided to channel their irritation and transform it into an amusing expose,
“Potholes is a series of photographs depicting the concave street cracks and holes as a collection of imaginative tableaux in the city. Captured within the backdrops of New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal, the sets explore the urban flaws as a playground creating a multitude of uses out of the potholes. Directly engaging the street and the city, the highly imaginative series transforms the bad into good, creating a tongue-in-cheek collection that is at once contextual and surreal.”
To see more of Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano’s work check out their websites and the Mypotholes Facebook:
Claudia Ficca / twitter: @claudiaficca
David Luciano / Twitter @davide_luciano