Craig Davies for Art-Sheep
We all know how irritating and definitely dangerous, street potholes are. And what’s even more irritating is the authorities’ negligence to fix them.
Inspired by ancient history and art, Jim Bachor fills these holes in the streets of Chicago, with whimsical ice-cream mosaics, aiming to draw the attention of the authorities. Bachor considers his work as the mark he is going to leave in the world. The artist hand-cuts thousands of small pieces of Italian glass and marble to create these works that constitute a playful demonstration as a protest against the disinterest of the town’s council.
“Using the same materials, tools and methods of the archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the present,” he writes about his work.