The sheets of ply wood are used to lighten the grass
AS A TENT LEAVES AN IMPRESSION ON GRASS
STUDENTS AT THE SIDGWICK SITE SHOW THE SCALE OF THE WORK
THE WORD BEGINS TO DISAPPEAR
THE WORD CONTINUES TO DISAPPEAR
THE ARWORK IS ALMOST GONE
FADE - CAMBRIDGE
FADE. A temporary installation for art:language:location. Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty building. Cambridge.
This piece was made in the same way that a tent leaves a temporary imprint which then quickly fades away as the grass colour returns and the marks merge into the surrounding grass. The word chosen was 'FADE' created in a stencil font, which is perhaps the simplest of letter forms. The site was chosen because it is the faculty of modern languages. Ply wood sheets made off site were placed on the lawn and when the grass had changed sufficiently the plywood sheets were removed to reveal the word which will gradually fade away during the festival of Ideas. This artwork was inspired by conversations with lettering artist David Crowe.