100 Acres’ temporary snow sculpture 

Heidi Fledderjohn works on the temporary snow sculpture behind the IMA.
  • Heidi Fledderjohn works on the temporary snow sculpture behind the IMA.

What better place to be on a cold Saturday morning, than to build a snow labyrinth beneath the site-specific sculpture, Team Building (Align), at the 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. From 10 a.m. to around noon, about sixty of us packed snow into plastic receptacles, creating blocks of snow to use to erect the walls.

Conceived by Heidi Fledderjohn, Anne Laker (of the IMA) and Tom Streit, the morning was an experiment of sorts, as there was no hard and fast approach to building the wall — as the organizers were a bit surprised at the paucity of snow. However, with clever strategies concocted, the labyrinth was finished by noon.

That above it hangs a sculpture called Team Building”\ was entirely appropriate. Note that the shadow cast by the two rings become one during the summer solstice.

Laker, Streit and Fledderjohn invite you all to visit, walk the labyrinth, and think up your own fun ways to celebrate winter, rather than hide from it, indoors.

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(Slideshow) 100 Acres snow sculpture

On Saturday morning about five dozen folks collaborated on a snow labyrinth in the Art and Nature Park.

By Jim Poyser

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Jim Poyser is Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana, a statewide organization that was one of over two dozen nonprofit partners in Greening the Statehouse. A former managing editor of NUVO, he won HEC’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2013.

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