If only all potholes could be patched so colorfully! Street artist Juliana Santacruz-Herrera “repairs” the crags and cracks in the pavements of Paris with coils of braided, hand-dyed fabric that she arranges in multicolored designs for a brilliant and beautiful effect. She is, to be sure, a kindred spirit: an optimist who sees the potential for beauty where others may not. Her smile-inducing compositions brighten a gray canvas, and the citizens who tread upon it, with unexpected whimsy. Below are five examples of her work.