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The path remains today, May 15, 2009, as seen in the first 5 photos. A recent lightning strike has caused limbs to fall on the path, but it remains intact and still being used.
We hired environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck to direct the project. The project decided on was the building of a labyrinth. A labyrinth is a path of concentric circles designed to walk for relaxation and meditation. We would create a 3 circuit Cretan labyrinth.
Work on the labyrinth actually started several weeks prior to the actual building. Led by Friends of Bolin Creek member Bill Bracey, members of the Community Art Project Committee gathered on the third Saturday in January and the third Saturday in February, and pulled up invasive species from along the creek. These plants, mainly privet, were loaded into a dump truck and transported to the project site, The Community Center on Estes Drive, beside the Bolin Creek Trail, behind the Strowd Rose Garden shelter.
Bryant, together with committee member Hunter Levinsohn, laid out the pattern, and on March 1, 2008, the public was invited to join the Community Art Project Committee for the construction of the Elements Labyrinth.
As you can see from this image, taken on March 22, the path of the Labyrinth has become well worn, a testiment to it's success. The labyrinth remained at the Community Center until it eventually degraded down.
Photos and story by 2008 Community Art Project co-chair Jackie Helvey of UniqueOrn Enterprises
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