Sheffield firm Twinkl and artist Florence Blanchard create piece of street art

Sheffield online educational publisher Twinkl and a team of artists have announced the completion of a 70-metre piece of street art in Sheffield.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 11:06 am
Florence Blanchard with her artwork
Florence Blanchard with her artwork

The work was created by muralist and screen printer Florence Blanchard, with the support of volunteers from Artworks, which is a not-for-profit creative arts organisation, and Hallam University.

The mural, which is called Indian Summer, is featured on a 70-metre-long and three-metre-high wall on Twinkl Way, a road owned by the company which connects Napier Street with Ecclesall Road.

Florence uses her education and training in biology to inspire her work, which often includes shapes and colours from molecular biology.

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The fusion of art and science reflects Twinkl’s love of learning.

Artworks helps adults with learning disabilities to work in the arts sector and develop life skills through creative projects.

Florence, who chose greens, blues, and oranges to brighten up the wall, said: “I’m really pleased with how this piece came out.

“It’s the longest piece I’ve ever done, and it’s completely unique, created just for Twinkl.

“I’m very interested in microscopy, which is all about trying to achieve high contrast at high magnification, which I think you can see in this design.

“I picked summery colours because I wanted to brighten up the wall and bring warmth to it.

“I think the bright colours and bold shapes reflect the Twinkl ethos of being fun and positive.”