It was time to put the labyrinth to bed, so we gathered at the creek and walked into the labyrinth. At the centre each of my students chose a rock and carried it out with them through the winding path, giving us a very good sense of completion in a gentle ritual. We carried all the remaining stones to the metal cages for transportation back to Carlson building materials.

 

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Finally we walked the remains of the pathway. Although the stones were gone there was a strong impression of the labyrinth made by the repeated steps of people who had used it, and the impression of the stones on the grass. 

 

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The path has dried out, while the stones protected the grass around them leaving an echo of the pathway.

 

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Labyrinth installation III

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