Chicago artist Jim Bachor transforms the city's pothole problem by turning them into mosaic works of art. He began his personal project in the summer of 2013 filling in the potholes at night to protect his anonymity but after pictures of his artwork went viral, Bachor decided to create his mosaics in plain sight to rid Chicago's streets of this public nuisance. The artist uses colored marble and glass and glues them to a cheesecloth before filling the pothole with wet concrete. Hot water is then poured over the artwork to loosen the cheesecloth, leaving the artwork in the concrete protected only by a few cones.
While it helps with the problem in the tiniest of ways, the project really is about beautifying the city a little and adding a bit of unexpected cheer to an unsuspecting person's day.