Posts Tagged ‘Change’

Labyrinth

Friday, October 29th, 2010

We recently completed the work on the series “UTurn.” It is easy to think of that in rather simplistic terms – the epiphany, the immediate realization of the reality of all life – leads to the immediate “UTurn.” That seldom occurs though. For most, UTurns are gradual.

Striking to consider that in the first 1,000 years of Christianity, Cathedrals incorporated Labyrinths into their architecture.  These were not mazes per se but winding paths all within a circle.

Labyrinth at Chartres

Miraculous!  How many “UTurns” can you count? Why was this image seen as so central to the Christian message?   What was it supposed to be telling us? What are the implications of it today?  Can such an image build compassion, for ourselves and for others?  What does it say about the mind of God?  What does it say about Divine Providence?