an artists' view

an artists' view

Saturday, 19 October 2013

maze for yorkshire; loose threads

A maze for Yorkshire; a bright red one. Made of MDF.
By the artist Richard Wood.
A maze for summer. Gone now, like the migrating birds.
Only here for the sunny, summer weather.
 But fun while it was here!
The maze; the Georgian building of the Orangery; the flags flapping beyond; and the backdrop of newbuild flats and offices.
A maze is not a labyrinth.
Why? Because you cannot get lost in a labyrinth; there is one way in, and one way out. It's unicursal. But a maze is something where you can take wrong turnings, and get lost. Ariadne didn't need to leave a trail of thread in the labyrinth to find her way back from the minotaur in Crete.
She would have if it was a maze. 
Even labyrinths and mazes lead to loose threads.

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