12/12/16

Rachael Taylor Snowflake Trail Art Commission

Hi Lilla,

I’m so excited to be able to share with you that I’m one of the 12 lucky artists that have been commissioned to design a snowflake as part of Liverpool, UK city centre’s popular Snowflake Trail.

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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.

This completely FREE event 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.

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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. It was such a fantastic experience to be able to turn my creative vision into a festive reality. I have been documenting the process through a series of blog posts & 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! It is located by Elliot Street / Clayton Square by the new steps in Liverpool, UK’s city centre.

Snowy celebration

“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.”

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My snowflake as a blank canvas to apply my design to

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Me sanding my snowflake to get a good quality finish in the artists workshop

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Image credit: Snowflake Trail Press Day

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Being interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside for their breakfast show

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My working concept design – ‘Snowy Celebration’

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Starting to add vinyls to create my design – with thanks to Roland DG UK for generously printing the vinyls

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Continuing to work on the front and back of my snowflake with my vinyls with a view to the public

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You can just spot my snowflake behind the Snowflake Trail branding!

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My snowflake finally in location after weeks of hard work!

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The stand for my snowflake with my name and description of the design

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My little boy Blayke being interviewed for TV

You can follow all of the fun on social media by using the tag #snowflaketrail Check out my Facebook album here. See more about this exciting project here.

xo,

Rachael

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