Hyde Park Community Orchard Artwork – installation

Just before the build fortnight on the RHS Tatton show garden, I had 10 days in the rain (plus one dry day) installing artwork in the Hyde Park Community Orchard.  Not ideal weather for installing a mosaic which is mounted on paper but we soldiered on and (almost) got everything finished.

First job was a dry fit of the classroom floor mosaic to check it all fitted together onto the 3m concrete base.  The mosaic was separated into 27 sections, so it took a bit of work to make sure it all went together as it should.

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installLaying out the mosaic and cast stone ‘apple pip’ inserts for the Wildlife Discovery Trail sculptures…

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installationThen the rain started…

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installationWe got the mosaic wording in on a dry Sunday with the help of Des…

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installationBut at one point we had two gazebos and three tarpaulins over the mosaic and they still weren’t enough to keep the rain out.

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installationRichard Dawson was also installing his oak benches and banquet table at the same time.  These were the holes for the foundations of the banquet table to sit in.  There’s about a foot of water in them here… another couple of hours and they were full.

Hyde Park Community Orchard artwork installationStill smiling… or is that grimacing?

Next Hyde Park Community Orchard post – the finished artwork!

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: