Chalk Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver

I am continually surprised how well this Chalk Labyrinth I outlined along the False Creek Seawall has held up.

Expected it to be quite faded by now, yet, here we have people still walking it…


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“Labyrinth everywhere these days!” – Erika Thorkelson – Vancouver

Labyrinth everywhere these days!

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Chalked Heart Labyrinth makes a cameo! – Science World – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver

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“💥Fancy Shmancy Dance Moves” – Green Masking Tape Labyrinth – Hinge Park – Vancouver

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“Somebody made a Chartres-style Labyrinth just west of Olympic Village.” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Hmmm…. This is not a Chartres Design.

Though labeling it as such is totally understandable.

Most people have never encountered a Labyrinth.

The few people who happen upon Labyrinths usually find the popular Chartres Style 11 or mini Chartres 7 Lane Labyrinth.

Ergo, all Labyrinths look the same when you’ve only ever encountered the same popular design.

I have been considering what to name this different design of mine which was initially inspired by a 650 year old drawing in the marginalia of an Italian Labyrinth Maker’s (?) notebook.

“Still digging” …as the Blogger saying goes.

We’ll properly name this design.

…Eventually.



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“We were crossing the Cambie Bridge when we noticed this cut into the grass down below” – Spyglass Place Labyrinth – Vancouver

I have little idea how many people walk this Stone Labyrinth I made.

Because of the ease of photographing this location from the Cambie Bridge, perhaps this work of mine may be more Giant Outstallation Art than Labyrinth

?

#urban #crop #circle #amazing #maze #shaman #art #downtown #city #citylife

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“Vancouver’s own crop circle but made from stone.” – Rav Brar – Spyglass Place Labyrinth

…A Crop Circle made of Stone is a…. Stone Circle.

Or, a Stone Labyrinth, which is what I made here,

Vancouver’s own Spyglass Place Labyrinth.

Vancouver’s own crop circle but made from stone.

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“That’s cool, really cool that it’s a Labyrinth and impressive that the lines are so straight” – Chalk Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver

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“A random find on our walk in Olympic Village today” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

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“🤔” – Neal Jennings – Spyglass Place Labyrinth – Vancouver

I kind of surprised how much more this stone Labyrinth I made at the south end of Spyglass Place has been photographed and shared online, compared with my guessing that it might be so when I began placing the first few rocks…

“🤔” Indeed.

🤔

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“Found some colourful footprints on the way to work!” – Amy Massiah – 6th & Fir Park – Vancouver

I chalked a little Labyrinth about a month ago… and apparently, it might still be there!

As a design motif, many of my Labyrinths include chalk outlines of my shoes stepping towards the entrance.

These footprints are, or were, made in 6th & Fir Park, located beside the start of the Arbutus Greenway.

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“When I was a kid (4th or 5th grade), I loved drawing mazes. I took a small notebook of them to school and a classmate offered to pay me a nickel for one.” – Ryan Green

When I was a kid (4th or 5th grade), I loved drawing mazes. I took a small notebook of them to school and a classmate offered to pay me a nickel for one. He showed his friend, who also wanted one. I got another nickel. Word spread, orders flowed, and my pencil scribbled more mazes. To expand the business, I teamed up with a girl who advertised and took orders at recess while I drew more. We learned that we could charge a quarter if I drew them on larger paper. We hired another student to draw more mazes at the same time as me so my backpack wouldn't run out of stock. During school lessons, I would peek inside my desk and admire the stack of nickels and quarters that was growing next to my erasers. Then our teacher overheard us discussing our business strategy on the way back from recess one day and he shut us down. Potential multi-million-dollar maze factory, dead. He told us that school was not for selling things. Then he handed us an order form for the yearly bologna, cheese, and popcorn fundraiser and told us to take our seats. (True story, but with a slightly heightened ending.) #maze #schoolstory #business #bobaloca #burbank #downtownburbank #ipadpro #procreate #fueledbytea

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“When I was a kid (4th or 5th grade), I loved drawing mazes.

I took a small notebook of them to school and a classmate offered to pay me a nickel for one.

He showed his friend, who also wanted one.

I got another nickel.

Word spread, orders flowed, and my pencil scribbled more mazes.

To expand the business, I teamed up with a girl who advertised and took orders at recess while I drew more.

We learned that we could charge a quarter if I drew them on larger paper.

We hired another student to draw more mazes at the same time as me so my backpack wouldn’t run out of stock.

During school lessons, I would peek inside my desk and admire the stack of nickels and quarters that was growing next to my erasers.

Then our teacher overheard us discussing our business strategy on the way back from recess one day and he shut us down.

Potential multi-million-dollar maze factory, dead.

He told us that school was not for selling things.

Then he handed us an order form for the yearly bologna, cheese, and popcorn fundraiser and told us to take our seats.

(True story, but with a slightly heightened ending.)”

Ryan Green

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“She kinda made it 😅.” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

She kinda made it 😅.

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Jumping Rope atop Green Masking Tape Labyrinth – Hinge Park – Olympic Village – Vancouver

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“Mini maze🚶🏻‍♀️” – Kelly Lee – Olympic Village – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Like the many blades of grass now rising around the rocks, this image with its perspective of showing Olympic Village in the background is growing on me.

Most photographs of Vancouver Public Labyrinth appearing online take the opposite perspective and have False Creek and the Downtown Vancouver skyline as it’s background.

Mini maze🚶🏻‍♀️ #ootn #springnight #olympicvillage

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