Daily Archives: 14/01/2010

Unexpected beauty

Beauty is on the eye of the beholder.

That is especially true to dwellers of large cities around the world. An exhibition by Alex Fischer, a German artist who copies the patterns of manholes around the globe has made me see that in an even clearer way.

When we think about manholes, the last thing that comes to mind is appearance. Yet, for one reason or the other, many of them have incredibly beautiful patterns on which most people step without even looking.

By copying these patterns onto large pieces of paper and exhibiting them together on large walls, the artist raises questions about where our perspectives lie in our heavily industrialized cities.

Manhole Cover is a fascinating project that enlightens us as to the importance of looking carefully around our worlds.

We just have to realize where we should behold.