Day 6

Installed in Garden F: Monday 13th August 2021. Approx. 12pm

Thursday 26th August 2021. Approx. 12.30pm

Changes noted: Few changes noted. The bottom right of the panel has been moved to allow the plants in the basket to grow. The basket cannot be moved as the bottom of it has disintegrated. A small hole below the monogrammed handkerchief on the middle left has got a little bigger. Some debris from the plants has fallen both on to the top right and along the bottom of the panel. A small snail has made its way onto the top left of the panel.

Around 1pm the light became stronger causing a dramatic sense of light and shade around the panel.

Tuesday 14th September 2021. Approx. 3.30pm

Changes noted: Wow! The biggest change is the felling of the two Cyprus trees that stood behind the panel. These were taken down by the council as their roots where in danger of causing problems to the houses that surround them. So a huge change which can be seen in the large photo, full of shade, on 26th August and here, full of light, on 14th September. Other changes to the panel mirror similar changes in other panels – puckering, cracking in the emulsion paint, mould in the Calico areas and some fraying, though here mostly very minor. The panel here is largely protected from the wind so there is little wear and tear from this element. There are flecks of dirt and sawdust caused primarily by the tree felling, but interestingly the pocket on the panel now has a small snail visitor.

The host and I decided to slide a plate of glass under the basket to enable us to move it and allowing both the cloth panel to sit freely behind and the plants in it to grow,

Thursday 16th September 2021. (Time unknown)

A series of photographs sent by the host who is beginning to move things around in her garden, due to the loss of the big trees. As well as beautiful light and shade on the panels they note that ‘the slugs and snails are coming out of their hiding places as plants are moved. Some snails seem to be finding refuge on the panel. I am looking forward to what changes, both to the textile panel and the garden, have occurred next time I visit.