I'm so excited to be able to finally reveal that I'm one of the 12 lucky artists that have been commissioned to design a snowflake as part of Liverpool city centre's popular Snowflake Trail.
I found out at the end of October that I had been chosen & it has been a whirlwind of planning, painting, sanding & organising a very large amount of Adobe Illustrator vinyl files ever since. The sculptures were provided as white blank canvases for all of the artists to decorate & apply their artwork to whilst making them weatherproof ahead of their outdoor installation.
The event itself is organised by Open Culture who are a Community Interest Company with the mission to increase the profile of & engagement with arts & culture in Merseyside. This is their third year of running the magical trail & you can see a selection of previous finished sculptures below along with a selection of images from their fun launch night with Jack Frost!
I feel so honoured to be part of such a diverse & talented group of artists & it has been a very enjoyable process whilst being challenging at the same time. I'm really keen to do a fantastic job & turn my concept into a festive reality.
I will be documenting the process through a series of blog posts so be sure to stay tuned! You can follow the #snowflaketrail tag on social media for news along with my own personal posts via Instagram / Twitter / Facebook for a behind the scenes perspective.
With special thanks to Rachael Treacher & everyone at Open Culture for organising everything so well & being so friendly & welcoming. Also a huge thank you to Joe Wigzell & Sarah Lyons at Roland DG UK for their help, expertise & advice with my vinyl designs.
Here is my design concept & description, I hope you like it!
"My vision was to create a pattern that makes you feel uplifted, happy and festive, whilst reflecting the multi-cultural nature and vibrant city of Liverpool. This dynamic design incorporates a revelation of colour, a diverse range of varying scales to produce a visual snowy delight and multi-faceted piece."