Piccolo Labyrinth | A Natural State
Herb Parker's Piccolo Labyrinth, a nature-based sculpture of grass, sod and steel rebar, created a temporary, "quiet, contemplative space" on Charleston's waterfront. As an installation, the sculpture took aesthetic cues and inspiration from the area's architecture and busy public park. As an ephemeral work, the labyrinth's turf structure underwent a subtle transformation from living, growing, and green, to brown, dry and dead. As experiential art, the labyrinth's veiled passageways of intermittent light and shade insisted on a journey to its center and eventual return to the park outside.