This blog is the first in a series in which we will be reporting on the progress of “The Labyrinth Project.” On April 14, my fiancé Brian and I arrived at Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art where we volunteer. We were about to embark on a new landscaping initiative…a labyrinth. The project will create a labyrinth in a little used but visible portion of the property next to the Museum building (designed by Phillip Johnson). The labyrinth is the brainstorm of an extraordinary Volunteer Coordinator, Marcia Menuez-Commerford. It is probably not one of her “other duties as assigned”; she works with us during “non-working” hours. Clearly, she is a problem solver and a go-getter who embarks on every project with gusto.
Here are Marcia’s ideas sent to us via email:
Here we go with Day 1: The Secret Tool.
Brian then suggests that we use a survey-grade GPS unit to shoot in the correct points. “But we don’t have one of those.” Marcia reminds us. “Actually, it’s in the car.” Brian says. The stakes can then be placed within half of a centimeter of where they need to be – for the near-perfect labyrinth design. Marcia is pretty excited about this prospect, as am I.
*All photographs above are by Marcia Menuez-Commerford.
Next time: The Stake Out