Chicago's Jim Bachor creates art in unusual places - he repairs street potholes and covers them with beautiful mosaics. While making sure that the city streets are drivable, Bachor creates fun design pieces that look like remnants from an ancient world. Many of his mosaics resemble the Chicago city flag.
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.
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.