We are nearing the end of April – well into the swing of spring (save a few small weather hiccups here and there) and that means that it’s pothole season. People like to joke annually about what to do with these gaping crevices: sail tiny ships, go fishing, take a sponge bath… maybe not the last one – in fact, CBC Saskatchewan just ran a contest a few weeks ago on this exact topic.
This week I came across the work of installation and print designer Pete Dungey who creates Pothole Gardens in the UK. They’re such a delightful way to draw attention to something most people find irritating and complain ad nausem about.
Pete’s website describes the Pothole Gardens as “A series of public installations highlighting the problem of surface imperfections on Britain’s roads.”… indeed. I say when life hands you surface imperfections you create perfect joy! Now that’s what I call true urban gardening.
‘If we planted one of those in every hole, it would be like a forest in the road’
– Pete Dungey
Have a great weekend everyone!
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