The story of the gaping open potholes that could be fatal to drivers and pedestrians and the way they were eventually fixed was revealed by a Facebook page called ‘Teesside Connected’.
The same issue was left unfixed for a whole year before an anonymous artist decided to sketch giant peni*ses all over them hoping they were almost immediately repaired.
As his ‘artistic touch’ in their area was highly beneficial, locals praised the artists.
The matter of potholes had been their priority for a long time, as they pose a serious danger to people said the spokesperson for the Middlesbrough council, under which Teesside resides. But, they delayed this as they were currently working on pre-planned projects in the Acklam area.
This is not the first time as a street artist, known as ‘Wanksy’, creates sketches of genitalia over potholes to urge authorities to fix them.
According to Wanksy, the genitalia art attracts the public eye, and it should not be seen as offensive, as anatomy for the whole had been a common area of art, including Botticelli’s ‘Venus’.
Wanksy explains that potholes are dangerous, and despite wrecking vehicles and causing accidents, they also injure cyclists and harm pedestrians on their website. In order to make them easily visible and to prompt the council to repair them he has highlights the dangerous potholes by turning them into temporary works of art.
This is not a good idea for the council. The problem is that, even though each and every vehicle owner in the land pays road tax, fuel tax, and council tax, that money is apparently not spent on the roads, or it is not spent in an efficient way too.
Wanksy has used non-permanent markers, and there’s no harm was done as they can be easily removed.
All the council should repair them!