Artist Jim Bachor has been doing a guerilla effort in fixing the pothole problem in his hometown of Chicago. He interestingly uses mosaic-type art to “cover” pot holes, most recently in flower designs. Throughout this fall he already completed four new floral designs, which can now be considered street art installations.
Jim always takes photos of his work, as sometimes the pieces might not be there anymore. He also keeps a list of the locations as well. It’s a humorous yet effective way of getting attention about the estimated 600,000 potholes all over Chicago caused by the previous winter.
Inspired by trips Jim had viewing ancient art in Italy about 2 decades ago, he has been creating mosaic art for years now. His designs are quite whimsical, ranging from twinkies to coffee cups to boxes of cereal and everything in between. His tongue-in-cheek approach to this incident, according to Jim, is more of displaying civic pride rather than ragging on the city’s government.
Check out Jim’s website to know more about him. Thanks for reading!