LABYRINTHS

This is my personal website, but i'is hard to distance myself from my work, which is so much a part of me.

To learn about my labyrinth work, please go to: www.labyrinth-enterprises.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with labyrinths, note that these are not puzzles or games. These are patterns with a single path which leads unerringly (although circuitously) to the center. Since arriving is a foregone conclusion, walking a labyrinth is more about the quality of the journey, whereas solving a maze is more about trying to reach the center. The center is still important in a labyrinth, as it is a meditative moment at the midpoint of your walk (after which, you return via the same path that led you there).

I feel labyrinths are appropriate in most public spaces, including parks, airports, hospitals, schools, churches, and retreat centers. Why is there a labyrinth revival? Because we need them! They return us to a sense of balance and equilibrium.

I have written a series of books about labyrinths, including manuals on how to make them. Others are currently in progress. Check Amazon under my name to find these titles. (Try this link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Robert+Ferre

 

Here is a contemporary design we installed at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Note that the herringbone pattern is perfectly aligned, even though the paths are circular.

Concrete labyrinth, using a proprietary method of installation.

Our 8,000 sq. ft. labyrinth studio was the only one of its kind in the world. It was closed on July 1, 2011. I refer orders to colleagues who still are active in this art.

Our most popular material is a crushed granite overlay. It glitters in the sun, containing quartz crystal. There is no pigment to fade, and it comes in many excellent colors. Here we are making a labyrinth at my alma mater, Denison University. For more information see: www.labyrinth-enterprises.com/granite.html.

To contat me directly about labyrinths here is my email:
robert@labyrinth-enterprises.com.

 

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