Artist Jason Hackenwerth assembles latest sculptures for Manchester's Dig the City

By Culture24 Reporter | 09 August 2013

Created in kaleidoscopic latex and installed in the middle of the night, the second set of sculptures by Jason Hackenwerth, made with residents of Manchester for the city’s urban greening festival, have been raised above the streets for the second week of the programme.

A photo of two huge sculptures in the shape of colourful flowers outside a civic hall
The American artist’s latest works build on his theme of Dance of the Honey Bee, nodding to the seven bees incorporated on the Manchester coat of arms in 1842 and drawing on the botany and entomology collection held at Manchester Museum.

“The idea was to make something that could celebrate the flowers and plants that we’re trying to bring back to the city,” he told Curated Place

“We’re not just using a few balloons to make a little dog – we’re using thousands and thousands of balloons and weaving them together in intricate ways.”

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A photo of a sculpture in the shape of a huge flower
A photo of a huge sculpture made from balloons resembling a colourful flower
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