Labyrinth…”Murilands is…” campus beautification project


By Jane Wheeler

As part of the ongoing beautification efforts at Muirlands Middle School, committee chair Michelle Lanuti asked artist Jane Wheeler for an idea to enhance the blacktop area near the 100 building.

Since one of Wheeler’s favorite designs is the labyrinth (an ancient spiral walking path that can be found in places all over the world), Wheeler told Lanuti it would look perfect on the newly refurbished blacktop.

With the help of landscaper/artist Corky Kessler, they drew the 35-foot labyrinth for the students to enjoy.

To enhance the artwork, Lanuti asked English teacher Craig Goldman to have his students answer the sentence, “Muirlands is …” The students came up with a variety of words and phrases that will be stenciled on the blacktop to encircle the design.

Some of the words include: awesome, unique, gnarly, epic awesomeness, the hope, a welcoming community, life, the best school in the world, home, doorway to the future, ocean-minded, one of a kind, inspiring, full of opportunities, a cool place, amazing, a big wave of learning new things, the best invention since sliced bread and Muirlands is a place that is interesting because all mass lines up with it causing a quantum leap!

Labrynth Photos by Pearl Preis