British artist designs giant maize maze

British artist Adrian Fisher created this massive maize maze, which opens to the public for a daily treasure hunt in the Swiss town of Thun on Friday.

This content was published on July 30, 1999 - 09:38

British artist Adrian Fisher created this massive maize maze, which opens to the public for a daily treasure hunt in the Swiss town of Thun on Friday.

The maze is part of 24 such artistic designs which Fisher cut out of several maize fields in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Fisher has named this year’s work “Pirate Maize Mazes.”

His field art comes with a story about pirates, who allegedly created the mazes to hide their stolen treasures, “where people can never find what they are looking for.”

The Thun maze, for instance, will allow families to fan out daily until early October -- weather permitting -- for a treasure hunt.

The lucky hunters can find a golden chest with treasures ranging from travel vouchers to real gold coins.

Fisher, who says he designed the world’s first maize maze in 1993, has designed dozens of such art displays over the past years.

“We are expecting about 600,000 visitors to walk through our 24 maize mazes this year," said 47-year-old Fisher of Portsmouth, England.


From staff and wire reports.








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