Laberinthos -Sand art-
The concept of the labyrinth began in ancient times and has become established as an archetype and a metaphor for the course of life’s journey. A labyrinth, unlike a maze, offers only one path to take. In spite of its twists and turns there are no choices, but only a path that leads to the center and then back out again. The symbolic journey, with roots in Eastern and Western cultures, takes the spiritual traveler into the depths of the self and then back out into the world.
One famous labyrinth is the 11-ring version in the floor of the nave at Chartres Cathedral outside of Paris. In Greek mythology, a labyrinth built by King Minos of Crete was used to conceal the Minotaur, a creature that, according to the legend, was half human and half bull. To many, the symbols in the spiral represent Peace, Love and Enlightenment.
Labyrinths are built from a wide variety of materials.
Outdoors, they can be made up of above- and below- ground earthworks or created from steppingstones, sand, sticks or tall grass, or from such materials as wool and tapestry. Indoors, we may take a more contemporary approach and offer an endless variety of materials that are both site/theme/branding specific to your company and event.
Our Labyrinth building materials my include paper, toys, books, lights, pencils, furniture, people or any surplus of items that you have on hand that represent your company and theme.
The finished Labyrinth covers approximately 30′ x 30′ of ground space and is an interactive installation. It is attended by one of our themed characters who encourage and guide guests to take the magical journey through its winding path. It is a wonderful event experience, activity, photo opportunity.
(Prep and Building time- depending on materials is aprx 10 hours)