On the photographs are two different sets of text, separated into the left side and the right side on each panel. The two sides are meant to show the different kinds of history that a place can have — there’s the official history and then there are the personal stories.
"I found in three main sources: first, I researched the Grace archives and annual reports going back several decades; second, I explored around inside the building, and I used some of the printed signs and messages I found posted up on walls and taped inside cupboards; third, and perhaps the most telling of all in conveying what these panels commemorate, was when I was in the building, just after it closed, I found graffiti written on the walls by the staff during the last days they worked there. These messages echo the staff’s own heartfelt feelings about the Grace, and I’ve brought some of these messages forward by transcribing them onto these panels. Otherwise, not many people would have ever seen them."
Marlene Creates's Web site (2008). Marlene Creates.