In my studio in Illinois--actually, a pole barn in a farmer's back forty--I'm busy preparing for the installation of the labyrinth at the Louisiana Children's Museum (LCM) in New Orleans. The labyrinth will be a central landscape feature when LCM moves to a new location in New Orleans City Park in mid-2019. The 7-circuit Essence of Chartres labyrinth will bring "a new level of interactive experiences designed to promote early childhood learning through play," says the LCM website. The labyrinth won't be installed until February, but there's lots for Debi and me to do to prepare for a flawless installation before we ever arrive at the work site.
|Precision cuts are the hallmark of our work.|
|The center rosette takes shape.|
It takes a lot of teamwork to prepare for a successful labyrinth installation. While I am hard at work in the studio, Debi is very busy handling everything else: staffing our home office (lots of emails and phone calls!), making our travel arrangements, preparing our home for our extended road trip, managing our household, and most importantly, being a great mom for our daughters, Brittany and Chloe, and grandma for our granddaughter, Lily. Plus, she teaches weekly classes and workshops and has a growing clientele for her alternative healing practice. I don't know how she does it all!