For us, Lviv is a very special, atmospheric, joyful city, where every street and square is literally imbued with Ukrainian spirit, traditions and ethnic motifs. So when we got a project to decorate a square near the Roshen candy store with outdoor decorations, we started with studying Lviv traditions.
The inspirer of the project Larisa Shen consulted with Andrey Rizol, the best folklorist in Ukraine, and learned many interesting things that helped us to shape up the concept for the Lviv’s square décor. Inspired by what we’ve learned, we though that birds and colorful birdhouses are a must for the Roshen square. And then the idea was shaped up. We got to the point that we must create something heart-warming, cozy and home-felt. This should be an art square that will follow European example but at the same time will communicate the value of Ukrainian folklore. This is how we came up with "knitted" graffiti, a cozy colourful bike, funny cats on the clews.
The best reward for us was to hear the feedback from the locals who showed big interest when we were assembling the pieces:
- What are you doing?
- These are decorations for the square.
- Why? It’s autumn already.
- Just for joy!