Puzzle Giraffe: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: Puzzle Giraffe 

Artist Name: Henry Fothergill 

Location: George Street 

Sponsor Name: Blyth & Blyth 

Puzzle Giraffe has a simple colour shift pattern running over the sculpture. Designed by Henry Fothergill, the puzzle pieces were inspired by the patterns found on giraffe skin, with shapes that look so formal and structured at first glance but vary with each animal uniquely like a fingerprint.  

Henry is a comics creator, writer and illustrator. Living in Derbyshire, they create worlds through writing and illustrations that feature real human stories with fantastical elements. There is a sense of wonder to Henry’s work and a unique illustrative style. Their work exists somewhere between the bizarre, the haunting, the relatable and the adorable. They use traditional pen and ink techniques with watercolours and gouache, as well as digital colour, to produce a vivid, unique style. 

Sponsored by Blyth & Blyth, this design aims to capture some of the childlike whimsy with the puzzle piece inspired tiles and bright warm colours. Ensuring children engage and learn about nature and conservation at a young age is so important and instrumental in changing attitudes for the future. 

Since 1848, Blyth & Blyth Consulting Engineers Ltd have been at the forefront multi-disciplinary engineering design within the civil and structural aspects of projects, and in later years added building services engineering design. At Blyth & Blyth, they design for the future by providing both innovative and sustainable solutions aligned with exceptional design expertise, leadership, and commitment to client satisfaction.

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