New Mexico Labyrinths

Santa Fe


Museum of International Folk Art Labyrinth

Photo: Warren Lynn

Located in Milner Plaza, which connects three internationally known art museums in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this festive labyrinth features design elements from the Chartres, Santa Rosa©, and Man-in-the-Maze patterns. Architect Lloyd Tryk, who created this dynamic new design, commissioned the project to replace a pebble-and-concrete labyrinth that had been built on the site in 1993.

Museum of International Folk Art Labyrinth

Museum of International Folk Art Labyrinth

Sculpted in moss green and terra cotta paving stones, the labyrinth harmonizes beautifully with the colorful Southwestern landscape. The labyrinth is 43 feet in diameter, and the path is 18 inches wide, extending a total of 683 feet in length. The perfectly smooth surface allows for handicapped accessibility; a seven-inch crown ensures proper drainage. To honor the makers of the original labyrinth, a round centerpiece was hand crafted from its pebble and concrete, which was then used as the seed stone for installing the new labyrinth. Unique to this labyrinth is its texture, which is reminiscent of Native American basket weaving.

Warren Lynn playing flute on the labyrinth

Warren Lynn playing flute on the labyrinth