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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Artist's novel way to fill potholes

Published 12/06/2014 | 16:02

Mosaic artist Jim Bachor at work in Chicago (AP)
Mosaic artist Jim Bachor at work in Chicago (AP)
Mosaic artist Jim Bachor covers a pothole on a street in Chicago (AP)

The perfect pothole might not exist for many people, but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor it's one with a nice oval shape.

That is because Mr Bachor uses them to create art. He began filling potholes with mosaics a little more than a year ago, after one in front of his house became a hassle.

The Chicago resident's work also hangs in galleries. He was first drawn to the ancient art form because of its ability to last.

With orange cones and vests displaying his last name, Mr Bachor and his helpers look official enough to shut down a street section to work on filling a pothole.

He uses the Chicago flag design in his pothole art. Some versions hold phone numbers to local car repair shops, while others simply read "pothole".

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