Garceau will construct a temporary labyrinth whose borders will be set with handmade porcelain stones. Visitors to the park will be invited to journey through the labyrinth, either on their own or during scheduled guided meditations. The narrow pathway will encourage visitors to encounter one another in a more intimate way than an ordinary journey through the park. The artist will provide prompts for visitors to consider during their passage into and out of the labyrinth, with the option to participate in an evolving “exchange of stones” at the entrance and center of the labyrinth.
Garceau will also work in a few additional locations, utilizing porcelain forms to interact with and add build upon existing features in the park.
About the Artist
Rachel K. Garceau’s installations present opportunities for pause, allowing viewers time and space for personal reflection as well as an opening to consider elements in the landscape that may have gone unnoticed. She works in porcelain, a material that is both fragile and strong, and depending upon manifestation can be easily broken or extremely durable. Garceau received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, and continued her education through assistantships, workshops, and the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC). She has received residencies at The Creatives Project (Atlanta), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), the Hambidge Center (Rabun Gap, GA), and Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum (Hjørring, Denmark). She was awarded the Emerging Artist prize from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in 2015 and was named one of 2017’s Women to Watch by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.