I call this labyrinth "History of the Labyrinth" though, of course, it doesn't even touch the full history. The pattern was drawn through instructions entitled "How to Draw a Simple Labyrinth." The drawing was simple, but I added a lot of complexity along the paths (that's what life is) and also added a path around the labyrinth before the entrance. In this piece, I used symbols that I have come to associate with the labyrinth, such as the "rose" at the center, which is similar to the Chartres center. The Chartres labyrinth is probably the most famous one. Also, the things that look like polliwogs are images similar to the first drawn labyrinths...they were found in Scotland. The unpredictable path continues....there's a few rough spots in this one, as well as some easy, peaceful ones! The painting is 20 inches wide by 22 inches tall.
Art Discussion Meeting, October 19, 2017
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