Gallery: Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens


Some years ago a councilwoman of Davis, California protested the repaving of several historic alleyways in her neighborhood, claiming that new asphalt would destroy the ‘mellow’ ambience of the roads. What resulted was a media frenzy that eventually declared the Davis public servant as a kook for suggesting that even potholes had protected rights. However, one person is certainly on the same side of the councilwoman. Pete Dungey, an artist and graphic design student at the University of Brighton, came up with a colorful solution to the international pothole problem: teeny-tiny guerrilla gardens!

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  1. Eva March 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    While the visual concept is good Guerrilla Gardeners usually try to keep a low profile, any thing too public draws attention in the wrong way, planting in the middle of the road acheives this the same way a billboard in the wrong spot can create havic to road uses. The same way we swere to advoid a cat, the pot hole garden sends out the same message. Good try but not thought out.

  2. Jeremy March 9, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hmm, I’ve got a pothole outside my house that could benefit from some daffodils. Thanks for passing on the idea!

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