I miss summertime fire flies. They represent warm memories of being a kid, running around at night and being amazed by simple things. People are the only animal that evolved to have symbolic thought. It gave rise to other traits like language and the ability to make art — both milestones in human evolution. Fireflies represent the wonder of new ideas. They are a framework of wonder that I got as a kid around the time I discovered fireflies. New knowledge and novel concepts are easily the coolest part of being alive. The internet is an infinite ocean of fireflies waiting to be gently captured and groked. It led to adventures in ancient Roman history, 19th Century medicine and post impressionism.
About Mac McRae
I am a digital illustrator who makes postmodern whimsical monsters, people, animals and fish for kids products and companies that are young at heart.