Giraffe About Town: Colourful and abstract artwork on the Royal Mile reflects essence of the capital’s landscape
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Today, we feature The Streets of Edinburgh, which can be found outside the Scottish Whisky Experience.
This eye-catching, colourful sculpture is inspired by the exquisite architectural landscape of Scotland’s capital.
Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of famous Edinburgh buildings, this impressive sculpture depicts several Capital landmarks including the Nelson Monument, the Scottish National Gallery, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.
Created by Vivien Carolyn Reinert, the artist hopes that her sculpture will encourage viewers to explore the city streets, and appreciate the colours and textures surrounding them.
Eagle-eyed visitors will be able to recognise some of the city’s most admired streets and buildings - from the various shades of browns found in Melville Street and Circus Lane, to the bold colours of Victoria Street.
Vivien said: “There is so much brilliance and artistry encapsulated in Edinburgh’s city landscape and we can all find inspiration and motivation in it if we take a moment to just look.”
Vivien is a multidisciplinary designer and artist who specialises in printed textile and surface pattern design, with a distinctive focus on bold colours and shapes.
Originally from Germany, Vivien moved to the UK to pursue her dream by bringing colourful and bold art to the world.
The Streets of Edinburgh is proudly sponsored by Eastern Exhibition and Display, a Musselburgh based company who specialise in display solutions from pull-up banners and modular systems, to manufacturing entire exhibitions.
You can download the Giraffe About Town App to help you explore the trail and also be in with a chance to win prizes.
You can also add to the gallery of sculptures, vote for your favourite and track how far you have walked whilst doing the trail.
The app costs 89p with proceeds going to the RZSS.