Artist Repairs Chicago’s Streets by Covering Potholes With Beautiful Mosaics

by , 05/28/14
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery

Jim Bachor art, Jim Bachor Chicago, Chicago street art, Chicago street mosaics, Chicago potholes, mosaic art, guerrilla art, Chicago artists, art strange places, Chicago streets, Chicago winter damages

Harsh Chicago winters, including the last one which was among the most brutal on record, affect the state of city infrastructure. The cracks and holes in the streets significantly affect safety, both in public and private transportation, so Bachor fills them up with beautifully rendered mosaics dominated with the colors of the Chicago city flag. The artwork usually features the same word-pothole.

Related: Artist Jeff Ivanhoe Creates Pop Art Mosaics from Recycled Aluminum Cans

Beside his new art pieces embedded in streets, Bachor uses glass mosaics and recreates famous logos like Starbucks and food items such as Hostess twinkies. His choice of the mosaic technique stems from his fascination with the ancient world and archaeological work.

+ Jim Bachor

Via Gizmodo

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