A Maze of Senses: Robert Irwin’s 9 Spaces 9 Trees - Atlas Obscura

Seattle, Washington

A Maze of Senses: Robert Irwin’s 9 Spaces 9 Trees

Explore legendary installation artist Robert Irwin's "9 Spaces 9 Trees."

There is a magical place on the University of Washington campus that’s hidden behind a purple chain link fence. Step inside and you’ll discover picnic tables that transport the mind into a complex labyrinth of architecture, art, nature, and mindfulness. Originally created by Robert Irwin in 1983 for the Public Safety building downtown, 9 spaces 9 trees was reconceived for the University of Washington in 2007. Irwin has a history of setting up elaborate spaces that point one’s senses towards the wonder of light, the textures of nature, and the phenomenology of experiencing the everyday world around us.

With artist and museum educator Michelle Hagewood, we’ll investigate these ideas by making personalized mazes inspired by the sounds, lights, textures, smells, and tastes experienced from within 9 spaces 9 trees.

Adventure Notes
This event will take place, rain or shine.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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