Popular artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy transformed a waterlogged, pothole-ridden road in the city's Cubbon Park Junction area into a colourful protest site. Photos tweeted by news agency ANI show the muddy water in the pothole dyed a bright turquoise. Even more eye-catching? The presence of a "mermaid," sitting on the side of the enormous pothole with her "tail" submerged.
Bengaluru: In a unique protest against pothole deaths, an artist turns a pothole into a mermaid's living space in Cubbon Park Junction area. pic.twitter.com/oOTOQFBSHI— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017
Two years ago, Mr Nanjundaswamy caught the Internet's attention after creating a life-size crocodile and swamp as an installation to highlight a pothole that hadn't been fixed for days. Photos of his unique artwork quickly went viral and pushed embarrassed local authorities to swing into action.
Yesterday I tweeted how Ukrainians dealt with potholes. Here's how we creative Indians turn our liabilities into--literally--'street art!' pic.twitter.com/Luz2N7l3hz— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 1, 2017
According to ANI, Mr Nanjundaswamy's unique protest comes after at least four deaths were reported over the past week in accidents caused by potholes.