MAZES AND LABYRINTHS
Nigel Pennick has been working with mazes and labyrinths since the early 1970s. In 1986 he constructed a stone labyrinth at The Ojai Foundation, California, one of the first of the new wave of labyrinths in the United States, and around the same time built labyrinths in Switzerland, Germany and Ireland. In 1987 he was an invited artist participating in Art in Action at Waterperry House near Oxford, and built several full-size labyrinths there over a period of days. His book, Mazes and labyrinths was published by Robert Hale in 1990 and in 1991 he was a judge in a labyrinth competition held by The Sunday Times. The winning labyrinth was built at Chenies Manor. Subsequently he has continued his research into labyrinths, which have appeared in his drawings, furniture painting and stained glass. A pavement labyrinth built in Germany in 1992 to his original design can be seen in the gallery.