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BurntOrange

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:42:21 AM

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

That's because 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, Bachor and his helpers look official enough to shut down a street section to work on filling a pothole.

Bachor uses the Chicago flag design in his pothole art. Some versions hold phone numbers to local auto repair shops, while others simply read "POTHOLE
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 2:11:27 PM

Maybe this is what that guy in Saint John, New Brunswick should've done.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 2:04:58 PM

Alright.
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:20:07 AM

Looks a lot better than the typical fill in.
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sixthzone
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:11:11 PM

It's good to have a hobby
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:19:47 PM

A
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esq262
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:50:59 PM

Fun.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:55:11 PM

Cool
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:44:35 PM

Good for him and its artistic.
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ovillaone
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:24:11 PM

ok
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:12:16 PM

Good idea. But alas next winters salt and freezing water will destroy all.

[Edited by: Nikontraveler at 6/15/2014 3:12:29 PM EST]
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:41:19 PM

at least someone is filling them
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JerryJoeUC
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:27:57 PM

Great idea and give him kudos for doing something but what happens when his patch gives way to another pothole? Can the motorist sue him? Can the city's insurance company do something to hurt a citizen just trying to get things fixed? Especially if he's associated with the wrong political party.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:52:13 PM

Great inspiration!
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oodaloop
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:59:18 AM

Gotta put something into them. The city sure isn't going to do anything.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:58:54 AM

Yeah, send him to Toronto...what an idea not only looks good but lasts longer than a couple weeks.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:57:15 AM

I wish he would come up here to fill a few.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:56:43 AM

cool
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DixieQueene
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:56:18 AM

very artistic and smart idea. If we had any potholes I would suggest this idea. Florida's high fuel taxes keep our roads in top shape. At least for this part of the state - Fort Walton Beach FL
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:52:59 AM

neat
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:46:50 AM

I really like this idea.
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:46:29 AM

Everything is art
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:26:29 AM

the city is probably looking
for a way to 'cite' him....
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:22:30 AM

Very creative artist.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:20:42 AM

Very nice.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:16:46 AM

Probably more durable than the shoddy job performed by unionized Illinois workers!
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:07:10 AM

...I like that !...& his other mosaics, too...
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:03:03 AM

Too cool!
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:00:39 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:45:47 AM

I'm sure he'll get a traffic citation because he's not "official" even though the "officials" aren't filling the potholes that's supposed to be a part of their job.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:40:46 AM

Keep up the good work.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:40:10 AM

hmm
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:29:58 AM

That's near!!
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infinititom
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:27:49 AM

Chicago could put this guy out of business by doing street repair but that is probably not going to happen
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mamaontheroad
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:25:57 AM

rather creative
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:25:41 AM

Art imitates life
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:14:30 AM

could this be distracting while driving?
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:12:45 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:07:55 AM

Great job and Idea, the city won't so why not the public.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:07:39 AM

Creative and protective. Not like the responsible pairs in city, county, state, and federal government.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:06:40 AM

Oh that is REALLY cool!
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arwarrior
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:06:28 AM

we could use this guy here
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:58:41 AM

we could really use this guy around here
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:51:11 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:49:33 AM

didn't someone get arrested for just filling em themselves??????????????
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:46:35 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:40:20 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:39:45 AM

So fun that it must be stopped.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:38:59 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:30:54 AM

time well spent
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:26:16 AM

order out of chaos, creation principle at work.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:16:13 AM

Interesting, I wonder if the city of Chicago appreciates his efforts to fill potholes.
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