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Fireflies in Manchester

John Hyatt and Craig Martin have made a unique artwork for All Saints Park in central Manchester. Based on the concept of Fireflies caught briefly by children in jars and informed by research into the insect, a series of solar-powered sculptures hang in the trees above. These electronic Fireflies flash in four colours and play three harmonic notes. The creators believe that good design works in harmony with the intelligence of Nature, so rather than wasting resources they have  made a permanent installation from reusable materials:

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‘What is life? It is the flash of the firefly at night… it is the little  shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset’ (Chief Crowfoot, Blackfoot chief)

April 30th, 2013 - 12:36pm

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