Here's the museum's description: "In form and material this labyrinth is a departure from the more familiar circular and rectangular labyrinths of old. Triangulated and constructed of glass plate walls capped with bronze, it speaks to the present in the language of modern architecture and design–streamlined, dynamic, transparent, and elegant."
Morris was commissioned to create the permanent installation at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, which is a part of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, to celebrate the sculpture park's 25th anniversary. Its opening marks the beginning of the park's six-month long celebration.
Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one way in and the same way out. This, of course, still doesn't take away from the fact that it's one disorienting experience. As Kyle (shell_tone) on Instagram wrote, "Thing had me running into corners." Jessica Beever stated, "Very cool! Although it made me a little dizzy walking through; a strange combo for the senses!" While Jesika Voelzke- Doty (creatinganew) wrote to her friend, "I'm so scared of going into that thing!!! I actually had a nightmare about it. Going in and seeing the outside and not getting out...or baking in it!!!" To which her friend, leesahjh replied, "There's an employee stationed outside just in case someone freaks out. Also, there's only one path. I enjoyed it, but I don't have any claustrophobia."
Photo: Nelson-Atkins Museum
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art website