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In the first blog in this series on The Labyrinth Project at Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art (Munson), we figured out how and where to place stakes to mark the corners of the walls of the labyrinth. See this blog to learn about the first steps in the project.

On the second day that we went to Munson  to help Marcia Menuez-Commerford, we used the GPS to put the stakes in accurately according to the map Brian had made in AutoCAD.  At first I tried to use the GPS, but given that I am a novice, accuracy was not in my cards.  Brian took over.  I then pounded stakes into the ground.

After all the stakes were put in, we used colored string and then marking powder to get an idea of what the labyrinth would look like in the end.

Brian runs string between the outside stakes of the labyrinth.

Brian and I meet at the last stake and tie our sting off

The middle of the labyrinth.

A couple of days later when Brian was doing fieldwork up North, he decided to stop by Poland Sand and Gravel to get some samples for Marcia.  He then gave Marcia the surprise bags of gravel to try out and play around with. She was thrilled.

She made these examples to show her colleagues how the walls of the labyrinth would look using the gravels and the existing stockpile of pavers at Munson.

A detail photo of the pavers with various types and sizes of gravel.

The overall idea of various pavers and gravel together.

Next in this series:  Marcia and Brian go on an Excursion!

Have you ever created a labyrinth at home or somewhere else?  If so, what type of design did you use? Comment here.

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