Saturday, July 22, 2006

East River, May 2006

"Labyrinth" is a maze created by students at the UN International School, and painted on the pavement of a small park on the East River, just south of the very end of E. 23rd Street. I'm not sure exactly what the message is, but it seems to be ecological. The maze is divided into four colors for different habitats, with creatures from birds to crabs to mice stenciled in.

It all ends (or maybe it begins?) here, with handprints at the branches (or roots?) of the maze. I interpret it to mean that we're caretakers of all the other creatures, but maybe it means we're the pinnacle of evolution. Who knows?

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