Nuts in May | Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

Green Spirit x Phlegm

1. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020422E

 

2. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020423E

These photographs, taken on 9 May 2017, feature vintage Phlegm artwork painted on Castlegate.  The shutter on a shop called Green Spirit was painted approximately eight years ago.  The shop which sold all things hydroponic closed a few years ago when they moved to larger premises.  Phlegms artwork remains, although it is gradually being reclaimed by the elements.  I enjoyed finding new plant life sprouting from Phlegms artwork on a shop called Green Spirit! Back to nature and all that…

Visit Phlegms more recent work in Sheffield from 2016 as a work in progress HERE and as a finished mural HERE

More Phlegm on this site HERE

Visit Phlegms website HERE

Dan on the Don

3. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020461E

 

1. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020450E

 

4. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020462E

 

2. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020456E

Dan is back on the River Don creating his wonderful sculptures from materials found in the river.  He created his first set of temporary sculptures late in 2016.  Over the winter months the flow and the rising of the river has returned them to the river bed.

Click HERE to see one of his sculptures from November last year.

Click HERE to see more images of his original 2016 sculptures over on Postcard Cafe

E.Coli | It’s Not All Bad News…

1.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040760

 

2.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040761

 

3.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040768

 

4.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040769

E.Coli sculpture by Luke Jerram at Sheffield Winter Gardens 31 October 2015.

I found these images in my archive from a couple of years ago, so I’m afraid this one is a little bit late!  I thought they were worth sharing if only to acknowledge that even bits of nature we perceive to be bad can be also be good.

Because of the harm it can do to humans E.Coli generally gets a bad press.  It wasn’t until I saw this sculpture and the description in the last photograph that I learned how scientists have been able to separate the good from the bad and the ugly…