Labyrinth

 
Keeley’s Garden, Labyrinth 1 Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools site of the old Ambassador Hotel Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Keeley’s Garden, Labyrinth 1

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
site of the old Ambassador Hotel
Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

project details

The 690 sq ft labyrinth is paved with French encaustic tiles and black basalt stone. Custom tile designs are derived from encaustic tiles found through out the Ambassador Hotel.

The Labyrinth provides teachers with a unique instructional tool that integrates art with education. Eleven large slabs of black basalt stone positioned along the labyrinth’s path to the center offer students surfaces on which to create their own chalk artwork, write poetry, or illustrate a sequential lesson in math, history, literature and science, using bright washable chalk. The labyrinth’s hexagonal shape provides teachers with a large tactile example of geometry. Students can walk the labyrinth to absorb and learn from one another’s work. The Labyrinth is a campus focal point is situated in the elementary school playground at the base of the amphitheater.