Football Projects ~ Liverpool v Everton

Jessica Voorsanger was commissioned in 1998 to created a piece of work for the Liverpool Biennial. She decided to try to unite the city that was divided by its two premier league football teams by celebrating them both. She had eleven players from both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs make impressions of their football boots into plasticine. These impressions were then made into ceramic tiles and glazed in the colours of their teams. Eleven fans from each team were also invited to make impressions of their footprints as well. The final 44 tiles were shown at Tate Liverpool. They were created as an edition of two. One of the editions was given to the teams, to share. There were also off shoot projects from this, in particular, the Liverpool Football Club school drawing competition where the winner was able to meet their favourite player.