• Labyrinths…

    ...can be thought of as symbolic forms of pilgrimage; people can walk the path, ascending toward salvation or enlightenment. Many people could not afford to travel to holy sites and lands, so labyrinths and prayer substituted for such travel. Later, the religious significance of labyrinths faded, and they served primarily for entertainment, though recently their spiritual aspect has seen a resurgence. Many newly made labyrinths exist today, in churches and parks. Labyrinths are used by modern mystics to help achieve a contemplative state. Walking among the turnings, one loses track of direction and of the outside world, and thus quiets his mind. The result is a relaxed mental attitude, free of internal dialog. This is a form of meditation. Many people believe that meditation has health benefits as well as spiritual benefits.
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The Wynwood Miami Labyrinth


South Florida Park Labyrinths

During COVID times I made quite a few grass labyrinths in public parks here in South Florida. I only got chewed out once because what I thought was a public park was owned by a rather crusty old man who seemed to enjoy yelling at me to keep off his grass.

My Newest Labyrinth

For the past few days I’ve been engaged in a very fun creative project. It’s a labyrinth for an off-Art Basel event in Wynwood, Miami. The other day I tested it out in our church basement. It is the first one that I’ve made from fake leaves. I’ll make the real installation on Dec 1. http://www.guerrillalabyrinths.com

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Square Labyrinth on the Intercostal

Square Labyrinth I mowed today at the Intercoastal in West Palm Beach, FL (S. Flagler at Potter for the locals)
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Intercoastal Labyrinth

Another guerrilla labyrinth in South Florida. This one is along the intercoastal waterway at the South Palm Park in Lake Worth Beach, FL #lakeworthflorida #lakeworthfl #ilovewpb

Labyrinth @ Mary Brandon Park – West Palm Beach

First of many labyrinths in my new hometown of West Palm Beach, FL. #ilovewpb #artswpb

Pumpkin Labyrinth…why not?

Great Fall idea if you have the space and a bunch of pumpkins!

Beach Labyrinths 401

So, if you’re going to the beach this summer and you’ve got some experience creating labyrinths, consider venturing into some more exotic designs.

The photos below some funky, cool designs based on classic labyrinth models.

If you need some simpler ideas check out these previous post:

Have you created beach labyrinths before? Do you have photos?

Beach Labyrinths 301

If you’re going to the beach this summer and you really want a fun project instead of simply laying out in the sun….consider creating a beach labyrinth!.

The one pictured below represents the technique taken to an advanced level. I’ve posted simpler ideas here: the simple stick method and the dug path version.

To make this kind of labyrinth, you definitely need to plan ahead enough to bring your trust lawn rake with you. This creates a much bigger labyrinth and allows more artistic possibilities (as seen in the second picture below). Consider making these labyrinths near a cliff where they can be looked down upon by other.

Keep in mind when using the rake, you’re not creating the path but the barriers around the path. Comprendo?

Have you ever made a beach labyrinth? Have you ever made one like this with a rake? Do you have photos?

Beach Sand_Labyrinth3


Labyrinths in Brive

World Labyrinth day 2017 where we live in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, was a very rainy day, so we decided to postpone our labyrinth celebration a few days later. My wife and I, along with a few friends, created these three labyrinths in the center of our town.
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