Pothole artist seeks funds to produce more tile art
Mosaic tile artist Jim Bachor has been filling chuckholes in Chicago and other locations with works of art. The street artist/pothole patcher is seeking support through a Kickstarter campaign to fund 2016 art installations. This GPN gallery has more Bachor patch pics.
Donors can get some groovy swag, including books, stickers and patches if they contribute. The Kickstarter campaign goes on for about 20 more days.
A trip to Italy in the late 90s, where he volunteered to work on a Pompeii archaeological dig, cemented Bachor’s interest in art that stands the test of time. To date, Bachor has done about 30 pieces of pothole art.
Some of the pothole art in this gallery is on display in Finland, Bachor tells GPN: “A Finnish pop-up gallery invited me to be their ‘street artist in residence’ for their end of winter festival in May.”
Bachor says the experience was awesome. “I installed six pieces in seven days — crazy fast pace! The city paid for three of the artworks, and dug custom potholes (to my specs) so they could control where they appeared.” It was inspiring, adds Bachor. “Such a luxury. One of my pieces ended up in front of the town’s museum.” Go to this site for more information on Jim Bachor’s creations.