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Man's "Moonwalk" Video Draws Attention to Pothole Problem

You've gotta see how this guy literally took complaining about bad roads one step further.

We complain all the time about potholes. Painter, activist and street artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy is doing something about it, making a difference by getting the officials to fix the terrible roads in his town through his tongue in cheek artwork.

Artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy.

Nanjundaswamy lives in Bengaluru, India. The streets are so filled with potholes he's taken to creating art out of them. Up until now he was probably most famous for turning one hole into a lagoon with a statue of a crocodile in it. That was four years ago, and images were shared worldwide.

But it's what he decided to do with a street riddled with "craters" (you'll get it in a second) that's really going viral. Watch:

Despite Nanjundaswamy's sometimes lighthearted street art, the issue of bad roads in India isn't amusing or funny. The website livemint reports that potholes in India are so bad that more than 10 thousand people a year die in accidents related to potholes and other road hazards.

Stolen manhole cover inspired this one.

As you can see, officials are starting to pay attention. His Facebook page includes many "before" and "after" shots.

While Nanjundaswamy's followers celebrate his effort and thank him for getting action, he refuses to explain the meaning of his artwork. "The artwork is my message. The language is visual and it is the language I know. I don't explain the meaning of it," he said in an interview with The News Minute .

Oh, and the moonwalk video? Check out the video Nanjundaswamy just posted on his Facebook page with the quote "Work in progress":

Looks like he's getting some action again!

(Images and videos: Baadal Nanjundaswamy Facebook page )

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