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“Thrive" (glass and ceramic; 9.5’ x 20.25’ (x4); 2014) is local mosaic artist Jim Bachor's commissioned work for Chicago's Thorndale subway station.

The four lively and picturesque glass mosaics adorning the colonnade incorporates themes of history, recreation and education using iconic images representative of the Edgewater neighborhood. At the base of each column is a water-band symbolizing Lake Michigan. Stalks of wild rice, indigenous to the area and once harvested by Native Americans, represent the natural attributes of the surrounding area. Sprouting from the rice stalks are charming images of Edgewater’s man-made symbols, such as vintage trains, the historic Edgewater Beach Hotel and Senn High School.

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Jim Bachor is a Chicago artist specializing in contemporary, ancient technique mosaics. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and previously worked as an associate creative director at DraftFCB in Chicago. In 2001, Mr. Bachor participated in an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy, during which he was inspired by mosaics that had been buried 1,900 years ago. Since 2002, Mr. Bachor has exhibited his own ancient technique mosaic artworks in group and juried shows in Chicago, New York and Washington, DC. His artwork has twice been selected as the “Juror’s Choice” by the Society of Mosaic Artists.
Jim Bachor (born c. 1964).”

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