Labyrinths abound in world cultures – from Ancient Greek to Native American. A labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, representing one’s journey to the center, and back out to the world on a purposeful path. Often used as a walking meditation, as one can lose track of direction & the outside world, and thus quiet the mind. Labyrinths are also seem as a symbol of pilgrimage – a substitute for travel to a holy site; rebirth, transformation and initiation.
- Daedalus’ labyrinth in Ancient Crete, the heart of which housed the Minotaur until Ariadne helped Theseus journey to the center and battle the beast.
- The Labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral (France) epitomizes the Gothic labyrinth – with its connections to Sacred Geometry and Virgin Mary/Feminine Divine.
My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday.