Hudson Labyrinthe vandalized
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
A year following its initial conception, built as part of the 150th celebrations of the Town of Hudson, the Hudson Labyrinthe located behind Le Nichoir Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre on Main Road has been vandalized.
“It took all last summer to build,” said one of the project’s creators Esme Terry of the process of finding the land, plowing it, prepare and mulch the surface before gathering the rocks and installing the benches.
“In the middle are mosaics made by local artists and we were planning on planting flowers around the benches.”
Co-creators Debora Must and Lianne Bridges arrived at the labyrinth the morning of July 12 to find busted benches, broken beer bottles and an empty beer case, plastic drug bongs, condoms, and litter.
“When you walk it, you feel as though you’re getting to the middle and then you get bounced out again,” said Terry of the labyrinth’s design that serves as a metaphor of life’s journey.
“This has touched a lot of people,” said Terry of the destruction, recounting how the area, nestled in a wooded area, is used daily as a meditative space by various members of the community.
While Terry said the concrete benches had been moved on previous occasions, this is the first time the site was vandalized.