Day 5

Installed in Garden E: Saturday 14th August 2021. Approx. 11.30am

The light changed beautifully over the next hour.

Wednesday 25th August 2021

A photograph sent by the host of ‘Day 5’ noting the long shadow lying diagonally across the panel.

Thursday 26th August 2021. Approx. 4pm

Changes noted: Little if anything had changed to the fabric surface of the textile panel in the 12 days since Day 5 was installed in Garden E. However, Day 5 is nailed onto a wooden fence sitting above a stone wall, the spaces between the wood and stone allow the light to seep through. The look of the panel can therefore continually change depending on the strength of the sun and the time of the day. I was able to capture some of these light changes over the late afternoon and early evening hours on this visit.

Another external change is the growing foliage around the panel, especially the honeysuckle on the right-hand side which is starting to cross the panel and bloom. It will be interesting to see whether the plant residue colours the panel at any point.

Saturday 28th August 2021. Approx 10am

A photograph sent by the host of the mid-morning sun hitting the panel.

Monday 30th August 2021. Approx. 12.30pm

A photograph sent by the host of the growing and blooming honeysuckle, harmonizing beautifully with the gold leaf.

Sunday 5th September 2021. Approx. 2pm

A photograph sent by the host of the light patterns in the early afternoon light.

Monday 6th September 2021. Approx. 9.30am

A photograph sent by the host noting the interest of a pigeon who left his/her mark on the panel!

Tuesday 7th September 2021. Approx. 8pm

A photograph sent by the host noting the appearance of red berries alongside the honeysuckle.

Friday 9th September 2021. Approx. 9.30m

A photograph sent by the host. A visiting blackbird.

Saturday 11th September 2021. Approx. 9.30m

A photograph sent by the host. Shadows and dappeled morning light.

Sunday 12th September 2021. Approx. 10.30am

Changes noted: Small changes, perhaps the most significant was the pigeon droppings, as documented by the host 6th September. As there are many birds living and frequenting this garden it is surprising that more marks have not appeared – perhaps more will, in time. The honeysuckle flowers, apart from one or two as seen above, have largely died back. Autumnal red berries are now appearing, disappointingly neither have left any coloured stains of marks on the cloth.

Monday 13th September 2021. Approx. 8.50am and 11.15am

Photographs sent by the host on noting red berries and changing light.

Wednesday 15th September 10.15am and Thursday 16th September 10.00am, 2021

Contrasting photographs sent by the host again showing different light.

Monday 20th September 2021. Approx. 10.00am

Photograph sent by the host. Blue skies, red berries and autumnal light.

Saturday 25th September 2021. Approx. 11.00am- 12.30pm

Changes noted: When I arrived the righthand side of the panel had got caught up in some of the nearby foliage. The host untangled it while I documented. The honeysuckle, once winding its way across the panel, now only had one or two flowers left on its branches. While there are quite a few red berries to the right of the panel those near the butterfly motif had gone – dropped off or eaten? There is a brown stain around the butterfly area which may have come from the berries or its branch. It is brown not red perhaps suggesting the branch. 

The panel is getting much dirtier – lots of vertical streaks particularly on the left-hand side – presumable from the rain. The host has cleared quite a bit of the foliage from that side and in front of the panel leaving it more exposed, so this might explain why it is more marked at that side. There are subtler dirtier marks on the righthand side seen on the photos below above the ‘d’ of the word Blessed. 

Prior to my arrival the host sent me a photo (bottom right) of a spider on the panel, sadly it was gone by the time I got to the garden. I was amused though that it was photographed crawling over the stitched spiders web motif of the panel. It clearly prefers to wander off and create its own. 

Sunday 26th September 2021. Approx. 6.00pm

Photograph sent by the host. An intrigued pigeon who chose not to leave a ‘comment’!

Sunday 3rd October 2021. Approx. 4.20pm

Photograph sent by the host. Panel blowing around on a blustery Autumn day. It also seems to have got a lot dirtier than when I visited it last.

Sunday 6th October 2021. Approx. 5.00pm

Photograph sent by the host. A ladder has now been placed on the left-hand side of the panel where greenery has been cleared from there and in front of the panel. A pigeon basks in the beautiful evening light – facing the wrong way to view the panel!

Sunday 7th October 2021. Approx. 10.00am

Photographs sent by the host. A long garden view, and in second photograph the pigeon is back for another look.

The panel is clearly blowing about this day as can be seen on the photographs below sent by the host, which apart from showing the wandering pigeon, show the cloth blown and folded by the wind. The first two photos here were taken at approx. 2.20pm and the final one at 7.30pm

Tuesday 12th October 2021. Approx. 3pm

Changes noted: This very sodden panel has definitely got much dirtier since last time I saw it. The most obvious change to note is the wonderful dark streaks down the top half of the panel caused by the rain. There are also some subtle marks that have transferred onto the cloth from the mould on the stone wall behind the panel. There is no longer any sign of the honeysuckle flowers, but one or two red berries are still to be seen. The panel has got folded and tangled, a little, in some nearby ivy. After photographing the panel I took it down and took it home to dry.

The final photograph sent by the host, Wednesday 3rd November, shows the garden empty of its’ Day 5 artwork.