Chicago Potholes Are Filled With Artwork Of Pandemic Essentials

An artist named Jim Bachor stepped up with his humane spree by filling the eye soaring potholes with his creativity. Jim went ahead to create four artistic mosaics with tile pieces to cover the dangerous holes lacing a street road in Chicago. A passerby accidentally drove over one of the art pieces before it took its final charm.


With COVID-19 chilling the economic and social sphere around the world, artists are all up to brave its heat with their bewitching creativity. From paintings to photographs, all are coming on the surface to imbue the toiling with patience and courage. As a result, our world is in spate with the art creations based on the COVID-19 theme. Out of these magnificent works, the mosaics by an artist named Jim Bachor are shining at their best.

Jim goes around spotting the blots that lace mundane of the human world. He creates the web of creativity to contain the worrisome subjects to provide some pearls of solace. As a result, most of his art creations draw their inspiration from the public conundrum. The artist started his artistic spree back in 2013.

He has gone an extra mile every time to fill up the glaring potholes lacing the roads in cities like New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles. However, it has not been a child’s play to banish them. So in the hard times of the COVID-19 outbreak, the artist took on the street of the north-eastern Chicago. He laid down four mosaic works to festoon the potholes with the theme of COVID-19.

The broken bits of colorful tiles came together to give some fighting tips to the people toiling around the world. But unfortunately, a passerby accidentally drove over one of his works- ‘the can of Old Style’ before it could take up its final charm. Other remaining three art pieces stretch on the road to provide the glimpse of a toilet paper, a bottle of hand sanitizer and the red star from Chicago’s flag. Thus, the project is full of emotions and encouragement for the local people.

Taking on the problem of potholes, he said, “Everyone hates potholes—rich, poor, young, old, tall, young. (It) doesn’t matter”. According to him, it is “unsolvable problem…. I actually have empathy for (the) city government. It’s a no-win situation. Folks assume my work is a bit of a political statement about getting on the city to fix them but it really isn’t”.

Adding to that, he said, “The pothole art campaign also keeps me connected with people that like my work but might not be able to afford an original or print. And like a billboard, they work 24/7”. He also said, “I’ve had funny concepts for nicer parts of the city but found it impossible to find potholes to do them”.

The colorful tiles mark the completion of his first project on a single street.

Hopefully, the message of clean roads with healthy deeds could stand to lead the virus fight.