Snake Path

Snake Path

Continuing my Stuart Collection, err, collection, I’ve posted photos of Snake Path (1992) by Alexis Smith (careful with that link, the page loads many large images – it’s very badly designed). Snake Path is located on a hillside just east of Giesel Library. It’s made up of hundreds of shaped pieces of various kinds of stone.


The snake loops over itself and inside the loop there is a bench with a quote from Milton’s Paradise Lost. The biblical touches nonwithstanding, I like the path. It begs you to walk its full length like a British garden maze. The path has a definite central crown, like a road, which emphasizes that a real snake is three dimensional. It makes the walk down the hill slighty precarious, making the walk a bit more like an adventure.



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