Labyrinth: a concept

You may recall that I’ve been thinking of something to anchor the eastpoint of the labyrinth, there at the entrance, that could reflect the alchemical identification of east with the element of Air.

This past weekend we were out in Senoia, shopping about, and came across a wireframe arbor that struck my fancy. It was more than I can pay at the moment, so I left my card with my price point for the proprietor.

Back home, I envisioned, through the torrential rains, how the arbor would in fact look at the entrance to the labyrinth. I didn’t like it.

However, the idea of the two columns, open, painted white, appealed to me. What if I constructed two towers, welded pieces of wire, and placed them on either side of the steps leading down to the labyrinth?

The sketches are kind of hard to see here, but I think I’m going to keep this in mind. The towers might need to be at least fifteen feet tall, perhaps twenty. What say you?

3 thoughts on “Labyrinth: a concept

  1. It needs motion. Here’s what my mind saw: think those old mechanical lawnmower blades, but mounted vertically and without sharp edges. Possibly made of aluminum to lighten them and make the wind move them more effectively. I’d think not of two massive “blades” going the full height, but rather of segments of various heights and with “blades” set to differing cambers to cause the speeds to vary.

    If you are intrigued, I might be willing to play with building a scale model.

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