Artist Jim Bachor gives new meaning to the term “street art” with these mosaic pieces that literally become part of the street when installs them in potholes, simultaneously displaying his work and filling the hole.
Using the same materials, tools and methods of the
archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of
modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks
into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the
present. By harnessing and exploiting the limitations
of this indestructible technique, my work surprises
the viewer while challenging long-held notions
of what a mosaic should be. Like low-tech pixels,
hundreds if not thousands of tiny, hand-cut pieces
of italian glass and marble comprise my work.
Not only does Bachor’s work differ from other street art in appearance, it actually fixes a potentially dangerous public problem in the process. It wouldn’t hurt for this kind of artistic expression to catch on in any urban environment.
[via Junk Culture]