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 ‘August’ Garden-in July by Linda Stillman

‘August’ Garden-in July

Linda Stillman

Archival Pigment Print of Photograph of Land Art Installation

8 x 12 inch Image on 11 x 14 inch Paper



In the Spring of 2001, I embarked on a project to plant a calendar of flowers and herbs in my garden and to document it over time. The work concerns the passage of time in nature: how flowers grow and die and how we try to preserve the memory of fleeting moments of beauty.


The artificial format of the calendar provided a design format, using the month of August when gardens are at their peak. I planted annuals in a spectrum of colors, a different color for each day of the week.

I photographed the garden from a cherry picker in July, September, November and the following May to show the passage of time in the growth and death of the plants and how the grid of paving stones could not control the unruly plants. 

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