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Oct 13, 2017 04:25 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Mermaid out of a pothole: Artist creates 'street art' to highlight Bengaluru's road woes

Bengaluru has seen its wettest September this year in nearly a decade, and the rains have continued well into October. Baadal chose, for his art, a prominent intersection near the Parade Ground, just a stone's throw from the bustling MG Road, where he created this pond -- this particular pothole has been water-logged for nearly a month and been a traffic-stopper every day

Mermaid out of a pothole: Artist creates 'street art' to highlight Bengaluru's road woes

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The IT capital of India grapples with nearly 16,000 potholes and there is an artist doing his bit to attract the attention of civic authorities to them.

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, a well-known artist who shot to fame a couple of years ago when he planted a life-size model of a crocodile on a 12-feet pothole is at his best again. This time he transformed a water pool on the road into a mermaid’s pool with a live model Sonu Gowda posing as sea mermaid.

Bengaluru has seen its wettest September this year in nearly a decade, and the rains have continued well into October. Baadal chose, for his art, a prominent intersection near the Parade Ground, just a stone's throw from the bustling MG Road, where he created this pond -- this particular pothole has been water-logged for nearly a month and has been a traffic-stopper every day.

The pothole art, of course, made it another traffic-stopper during peak hours on Friday morning, with office-goers gawking at the mermaid on the streets.

The art which shot him to fame:

His other ‘creations’:






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