Inspired by a native american artifact, the labyrinth spheres nestle easily in your palm and can be traced with a fingernail, toothpick or fingertip.  This original design was inspired by the action of wind and waves on flotsam at a beach.
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Inspired by a native american artifact, the labyrinth spheres nestle easily in your palm and can be traced with a fingernail, toothpick or fingertip. This original design was inspired by the action of wind and waves on flotsam at a beach. Below, both an Artist’s Statement and Meditation relating this unique design are provided.

About the cast labyrinths:

Each of my labyrinth designs are created from original art pieces. I work with wood, clay, wax, plaster and other materials depending on the complexity and intended use of the designs. Once the originals are ready, I meticulously create molds that capture the texture and feel of the originals. The molds are left to set for several days while they cure and then carefully the originals are removed. Test casts are performed looking for errors. Usually a design requires 2-3 mold trials before it comes out looking the way I was hoping it would. Once the mold is completed, casting can begin. Each design tends to have its own individual quirks about how it wants to be poured and demolded. The finished plaster castings air dry and then are painted. I work in plaster because it helps keep the costs down – I don’t consider these original art, I think of them as “accessible” art. Something that doesn’t break anyone’s budget to enjoy and still allows me to keep being creative. I hope you enjoy them!

Artist’s Statement:

As an artist, I tend to get fascinated by things. Several summers ago while visiting family, we went to Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Everywhere I looked, I seemed to see spirals repeated. Broken tulip shells with their interiors laid bare. The water’s light foam swirling as it eddied in the sand. The last day wee took an early morning walk and all across the sand lay lightly traced patterns of the tide’s retreat. IT was as though God had etched an intricate lacework for my children’s wonder.

Once home, I swirled patterns of pebbles, sand and flotsam across slate tiles struggling to give voice to the thoughts dancing through my head. The labyrinth is one of the results…

A Meditation for the Spirit Labyrinth:

There is a part of me that longs for unbroken connection to the eternal. Some days it feels like there is an umbilical cord grounding me in God, some days I feel cut loose. Labyrinths are such a beautiful expressions of our connection to God, no matter how I “feel” that day.

The labyrinth’s path is a single winding tracery that begins with our outstretched hand and culminates at Jesus’s living water. It’s a channel that carries it from God to us. Its a path, narrow and meandering, led by the Spirit where our souls are made supple as we bend to the Spirit’s will. The path is the eddies of the wind, the breath of God that hovered over the deep and created everything – recreating us as we seek God. The path is the swirling waters of baptism as we are refreshed and washed clean to approach the Throne of Grace. The path is our willingness to be led, to be turned back on ourselves over and over that we might see what we really are. The path is the cord, the thread of faith that we grasp so tightly to, the sacred secret way to God given to us by Love. We walk inwards with our burdens of doubts, troubles – we wash in the water of life at the center, the tears shed by God for us through the suffering of the Son that offered us grace and redemption. Clean, we rest in the presence of God.

Thirsty no longer, we re-travel the path with a God’s eye view of how we came. Having met with God and been refilled, we walk out with hands firmly grasping that umbilical cord of life that connects us to our eternal creator and life giver. We are reborn to ourselves – washed, renewed, recreated, fed…

A cup overflowing with one hand lifted up to God, our other free to offer the water to others.

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