The Regency Dragonflies of Hollingdean light up Veolia’ Materials Recovery Facility in Hollingdean Lane, Brighton. The stunningly illuminated £25,000 bespoke piece of art work lights up at night and was designed by local artists, Lucy Williams, Chris Hawkins and Amy Douglas and formed part of final planning approval for the development.
The ever-changing LED lights give the impression the dragonflies are hovering over the building and represent the delicate balance of our eco-systems. They will to help to educate children that visit the facility on a weekly basis on the importance of sustainable development and recycling.
The dragonflies are constructed of recycled materials collected locally, and the intricate pattern on the wings made of an aluminium composite, a lightweight and ecologically sound material, symbolise the exotic Regency designs in the world famous Brighton Pavilion.