Posted by: cochinblogger | October 27, 2010

Pothole Art

We have more than our fair share of potholes in Cochin, but as the ancient Chinese proverb urges, let us not curse the darkness but light candles instead. Let us look into the flooded potholes and appreciate the art lying concealed there, art that nobody sees. Take the above exhibit, for example, with slender, naked branches pointing to the sky. The muddy, natural sepia tone is the icing on the cake.

It’s a dangerous business, this search to unearth pothole art. Narrow shaves with whizzing vehicles are an everyday occupational hazard. The cops eye you suspiciously. Sometimes, a curious onlooker will join you at a pothole, look searchingly within, scratch his (usually it’s a male) head, give you a funny look, and back off hastily.

But I understand and accept the responsibilities that are the lot of the pioneer of a new art form. I refuse to be deterred.

So, if you see or read about a pothole installation by a famous artist at an art exhibition, remember: Cochin Blogger began the trend. 🙂


  1. very cool….art in a hole filled with water

  2. excellent shot!

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