Sunday, February 25, 2007

The END of the Labyrinth

The END of the Labyrinth? PLEASE READ.

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Go see the Labyrinth before it's gone. It sounds like it's being torn down. Although you can't walk it anymore, you can still see it from the fence. See Karen's Stuntmom article posted 9/28/06- A Sense of Wonder in the Woods for more information and a comment from the builder of the Labyrinth.


Anonymous said...

Just a note of polite correction. All of the cut branches and logs were from the regular tending of the park employees. They go through and saw apart dead limbs and cut down overgrown areas, like the honeysuckle growth. We just took their cuttings from around the Labyrinth and wove them together to make the outer fence. We tried to do as little damage to the land as possible, avoiding plant beds and winding around trees. That's why the space has such a funny shape.

Anonymous said...

During the spring and summer, the space is hidden but the front door is obvious. When the leaves fell, everything looked the same, no one could tell where the Labyrinth began and started to enter all over the place, trampling over beds, saplings, and branches. That had to end.

During one of the wind storms, some huge branches fell on the outer edges of the Labyrinth. One of the walkers commented that his grandmother used to call such natural fences "fairy fortifications", because Mother Nature had created them. The name stuck.

So, we extended the fence around the edge with found materials so people could easily find the front door. Also, there had been some vandalism of the sculptures and people are less comfortable damaging something if they feel they are passing into a formal space.