One day, I was debating the actual size of a humpback whale. I contemplated
painting a life-size version of a whale on the side of my barn (ala Wyland) or on
the roof where passing Cessenas, Beechcrafts, and Piper cubs could see it.
Instead, I noticed an opportunity in the many empty pastures at my disposal.
My first attempt at the whale was a success, although no pictures were taken.
After that, I started to delve into lawn/land art and came upon labyrinths. I was
I have been mowing these designs for four years. Often able to repeat the
previous year's by following the outline left after the hard winter. Or, with the
quick run of the mower to erase the design, I start anew.
The design is plotted on paper and allows
for a 4 foot path and a roughly 6 foot "wall".
Once the design is laid out and the
pathway grass mowed, its upkeep is very
You can see that a flowering ground cover,
like clover, really accentuates the patterns.
One year, I had 9 separate mazes and labyrinths completed. One was 150' in
diameter, an 11 circuit labyrinth with 4 bastion stations at the corners. One
labyrinth was in the shape of a periscoping rabbit while another was the outline of
a dog chasing a ball. Last year's was a 75' inner Chartres labyrinth.
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3 CIRCUIT CRETAN LABYRINTH
DOUBLE SPIRAL (YIN YANG)
My drawing tool - Bambi, the John Deere
And this is what it's all about: