Enjoy the Sparkler Art: Happy New Year from Environmental Graffiti

Sparkler trailsPhoto:
Image: Indi Samarajiva

Though sparklers are not exactly green, they seem the littlest of all pyrotechnic evils. In fact, what would the festive season be without them? We’ve found some revelers who’ve taken sparkler burning to a whole new level. Holding forth the glowing sticks, what we’re seeing here is not their temporary writing on the wall but some cool sparkler graffiti.

Hey, this one looks like an evil fish:
Evil fish?Photo:
Image: kcdsTM

Double whammy – a pretzel, glasses – you decide:
Image: Adam J.W.C.

A crown of thorns?
Crown of thornsPhoto:
Image: Pete Warren

Wow, real sparkler graffiti!
Sparkler graffitiPhoto:
Image: Jason Ippolito

Did you know that fireworks were already invented in China by the 12th century? As a kind of byproduct of the Chinese invention of gunpowder, they were said to scare away evil spirits. Or did their purpose have something to do with the use of spirits? Never mind.

… and some more:
Sparkler graffitiPhoto:
Image: Jason Ippolito

Written into thin air:
Into thin airPhoto:
Image: Jason Ippolito

A sparkler chain:
Sparkler chainPhoto:
Image: Chet Thomas

Sparklers, though the most harmless of all commercially available fireworks, do burn at high temperatures and sparkler-related incidents are reported each year. So make sure to not wear flammable clothing when handling sparklers and that small children use them only under strict supervision, if at all. Oh, and if you live in a dry area of the world where it hasn’t rained in a while – using sparklers outside may not be a good idea as they are frequently the cause of wild- and bushfires.

Two rings, competing for brightness:
Two ringsPhoto:
Image: stvcr

Red sparkler circles:
Red circlesPhoto:
Image: Rudi Riet

And with a reflection?
Image: Indi Samarajiva

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Wishing all our loyal Environmental Graffiti readers a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2010!