Labyrinth 68/270 // Mark Salinger // 2013 // vitreous enamel on steel plate, powder coated black frame
If you take the tube, have you noticed the mazes located on the platform? Have you wondered what they are for? I have. However, I have recently learned that they are part of the art on the tube, a project designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the London underground. Artist Mark Salinger created 270 of these mazes or labyrinths and can be found in every tube station in the city. Visitors are encouraged to find their way through the labyrinth starting with the little red “X.” The labyrinth symbolizes a person’s journey on the tube, a maze of lines and paths that eventually take you to where you need to be.