With LEDs, Robotics and E-Waste, Biometric Sculptures Pay Homage to Disappearing Fireflies

Read the full post and view the pictures at Treehugger.

If you’ve lived in a city for a long time, you might be wondering if there are fewer and fewer fireflies every year. If you’re young and live in a city, you might be wondering what a firefly is. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence point to declining populations among the species due to the increase in artificial light. This loss is the inspiration for artist China Blue’s “Firefly Projects,” biometric sculptures made from recycled materials that use sound and light to echo the insects’ beauty and fragility.

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