Well, that’s one way to get their attention.
One mystery street artist has had enough of troublesome potholes in his neighborhood, so he came up with a clever way to get the city’s attention. Known only as “Wanksy”, the street artist says the potholes weren’t getting fixed until the road became unusable. Wanksy began spraypainting penises around the potholes in Bury, northwest England and noticed they began to get fixed pretty quickly. Wanksy says that his drawings are meant to make people smile, while bringing attention to a big problem.
“I wanted to attract attention to the potholes and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem. It seems to be working, judging from the Facebook fan page,” explained to the Metro.
It seems his mission has been successful. The street artist’s Facebook page has almost 2,000 likes.
Obviously the city isn’t too happy with Wanksy’s actions. A spokesman for the city shared his thoughts on the cheeky drawings.
“Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes.”
But, cleaning the graffiti equals repairing the pothole…