COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Jackson Heights (Queens), New york City

We installed what we think is the first concrete labyrinth in New York City (not counting a few labyrinths painted on sidewalks). The church removed part of a fence to allow our truck and trailer to enter into the yard where the labyrinth was built. We left the vehicles there the whole time, walking to our lodging and meals.

This was a polymer concrete labyrinth, scored into the surface of the concrete and colored by hand. Judy Hopen, our studio production manager , came along for this installation, as well as my brother David Ferre and his partner Kathy. We worked hard, ate well, and slept soundly.

This was our first opportunity to install in concrete our Petite Chartres pattern, a seven-circuit pattern derived from the larger 11-circuit Chartres Labyrinth. Jackson Heights prides itself in its ethnic diversity, and rightly so. This was a very enjoyable assignment.

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