I did a few alterations yesterday. Just drawing the mesh back a bit from the plinth.
Also, the plants arrived. So now it is complete, and open to the public until 23 September.
Day four saw the completion of the mesh wrapping.
On Tuesday the planting arrives - eight long rectangular planters which will line the edges of the deck, adding some colour and more greenery.
Got stuck in to the wrapping on day three.
And built the bench.
On day two the scaffolders all but finished the structure, with just a few details left to take care of tomorrow.
And then Gary and his team from North West Synthetic Surfaces turned up and laid the grass in a flash.
The first day of installing.
I planned on being here by 11.30am. However, there was a fire on a freight train just north of Milton Keynes and my train was delayed for two hours! Fortunately the scaffolders don’t really need my help so they could just get on with it.
After the first day the scaffolding structure is almost complete.
And this is how close you’ll be able to get to Josiah Wedgwood.
Due to new information (and this is a hint to why it is titled such) my work for Winton Square is now called ‘Platform 4’.
There is a bench in the middle and some plants around the edges. Hopefully this will make it a more pleasant place to sit. You will be up amongst the trees, surrounded by greenery and interesting architecture, and a little removed from the traffic.
I have been mulling over a title for my work for PSI3 for some time. Top of the list were things like ‘Look Me In The Eyes’ or ‘Eye To Eye’. I was also looking at quotes from Wedgwood to see if anything resonated there, but nothing really stood out.
Yesterday I was having lunch with my partner and discussing titles for the work when she suggested the idea that led to the title I have chosen. That title is ‘Platform 4’.
5 bonus points to the person that can tell me what that idea was.