2011 – Noah Webster

In past mazes the trails would outline the subject’s features, but in 2010 the bust of Noah Webster, our subject, is rendered in corn as a stupendous halftone image using the corn stalks like 10-foot tall dots of green ink on a sepia toned field of Hadley loam.

Noah Webster authored the first dictionary of American English in 1806, including words that the British would not acknowledge or include in their dictionaries.

In 2011 maze-goers walked through the trail-less wilderness of Noah Webster’s graphic visage searching for original American words that were included in Noah’s first dictionary.  In the style of a classic word search, there were 24 words spelled out by letters carved in corn, which maze goers searched for. Maze goers had the opportunity to take their brains on a walk at Mike’s Maze!

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