From time to time, Akey Manufacturing participates in special projects for our Rock County neighbors and community. One such project was to fabricate a Labyrinth for the Evansville Peace Garden Project.
According to Wikipedia, in English, the term labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze. As a result of the long history of unicursal representation of the mythological Labyrinth, however, many contemporary scholars and enthusiasts observe a distinction between the two. In this specialized usage maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursallabyrinth has only a single path to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not difficult to navigate.
Unicursal labyrinths appeared as designs on pottery or basketry, as body art, and in etchings on walls of caves or churches. The Romans created many primarily decorative unicursal designs on walls and floors in tile or mosaic. Many labyrinths set in floors or on the ground are large enough that the path can be walked. Unicursal patterns have been used historically both in group ritual and for private meditation, and are increasingly found for therapeutic use in hospitals and hospices.
Here we have the labyrinth before being painted and put into place at the park.
And here we have it in place at the park.
Akey Manufacturing would like to thank all the volunteers who made this park possible. Please visit Evansville Peace Park and enjoy this beautiful piece!