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Kaleidoscope of colours

Glen and sculpture

Twenty old parking meters and 30 old road signs have been transformed into pots of butterflies bringing vibrancy to a disused part of the town centre.

Glen has been making art for many years working with a range of materials including metal, wood and clay. He’s also a fan of bringing new life to resources that are often seen as ‘waste’.

Using his resourcefulness Glen saw promise in the parking meters that were removed from Taradale when the new smart technology went in last year. He also saw the beauty in road signs that weren’t fit for purpose any more.

With a lick of paint and some clever thinking, the signs and meters are now two brilliant bouquets of butterflies tucked behind the Taradale Town Hall. Called Butterfly Kaleidoscope, the sculpture brings colour and surprise, rejuvenating an under-used space.


16 May 2023

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