Volunteering to work on an archaeological dig in Pompeii inspired Jim Bachor to become a mosaic artist.
Today he is not appreciating art in volcano debris but in the everyday rubble of potholes.
His mosaics can be seen around Chicago in the middle of roads — first on North Kenneth in front of his home and later on Wabash, Argyle, Kenton and other streets.
Since January, the city of Chicago, whose backlog of potholes is as deep as a volcano, has joined with a grateful public admiring the pop of color and whimsical helpfulness in display on roads.
Enjoy more photos of pothole art at Bachor.com
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Story tip from Judy Ritchie