The Bucolic Labyrinth


250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301, United States

About the Artist

Paz de la Calzada, a native of Spain, is an artist working in drawing, installation and public art. She received a BFA at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and her MFA at UNAM, Mexico City.

Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the De Young and YBCA in San Francisco, San Jose Museum of Art, the Union Fenosa Museum and the Fundacion Caixa Galicia in Spain and the Leon Trotsky Museum in Mexico City.

Her current work reflects the artist’s vision of creating art that is playfully in dialogue with the urban space, exploring the relationship between urban environment, daily life and ritual.

About the Artwork

Inspired by the Bucolic genre, de la Calzada’s site-specific interactive temporary public art installation for King Plaza offers a playful urban meditative environment, and also serves to unveil the rituals of everyday life. During the challenging time of isolation, The Bucolic Labyrinth evokes a connection with nature and invites visitors to slow down, meditate, and explore a path of reflection, transformation, and healing.

Displayed in the hard-space of King Plaza in downtown Palo Alto, the temporary installation plays off of the surrounding architecture and engages in a dialogue with the surrounding urban environment, while highlighting the powerful capacity of art to transform unwanted material into a work of artistic expression.

The Bucolic Labyrinth will remain on display August - November 2020.

  • Walking the Labyrinth

Artist's Quote

"​I present my work as a playful game and examination of the world that has led me to the discovery of urban street culture and the interconnectedness of human beings." Paz de la Clazada

Interview with artist Paz de la Calzada, 2008

  • FACE TO FACE - Episode 4 with Spanish Artist Paz De La Calzada

Walking the Labyrinth Audio Guide

You are invited to experience the Bucolic Labyrinth guided by the voice of artist Paz de la Calzada.

Video: Introducing the Bucolic Labyrinth installation

  • Artist Paz de la Calzada introducing the Bucolic Labyrinth installation in Palo Alto