Touching Not Touching
Mowed grass labyrinth
240’ x 127’
Touching Not Touching is two separate labyrinths nested within one another. While a traditional labyrinth is a single looping path leading to a central point, here both labyrinths have two entrances/exits. Each labyrinth mimics the shape of a pair of hands reaching out towards one another, only grazing the tips of the fingers. This seemed fitting both for the shape of the space, which reminded me of open arms, and this particular moment of global pandemic, where physical touch is dangerous and discouraged. If two people walk on the two labyrinths, they will periodically come close to one another but never join paths.
This piece was commissioned by and installed at Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony, MN.