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Motivational Labyrinths2010-2011  Sketchbook Cover Design<br />
What is a labyrinth?<br />A labyrinth is a single path or unicursal tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transfo...
Where are labyrinths found?<br />Mazes and a range of labyrinth designs are found all around the world in many cultures an...
When were the first labyrinths discovered?<br />The earliest known designs are about 3000 years old. <br />The significanc...
Legend surrounding early labyrinths…<br />The labyrinth has since ancient times been associated with the legend of the Min...
Types of Labyrinths:	-Classical<br />The Classical Seven Circuit Labyrinth in this example shows that you enter a labyrint...
Types of Labyrinths:	-Cathedral<br />The Romans adapted the ancient labyrinth symbol as a decorative floor pattern, and th...
Types of Labyrinths:	-Contemporary<br />It is a new labyrinth pattern rather than one of the old patterns - with straight ...
Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth:<br />
Motivational Labyrinth<br />Incorporates the following into one design:<br />At least 3 quotes with the author’s name (sym...
Media Choices:<br />Computer<br />Hand Drawn<br />Collage<br />
Where do I begin?<br />Brainstorm several ideas as to what the background will look like?<br />Decide which labyrinth patt...
Works Cited<br />"Labyrinth Basics:  (c)paxworks." Paxworks Labyrinths, Canvas Labyrinths Spiritual Prayer Gifts Gospel Pe...
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Motivational labyrinths

  1. 1. Motivational Labyrinths2010-2011 Sketchbook Cover Design<br />
  2. 2. What is a labyrinth?<br />A labyrinth is a single path or unicursal tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity.<br />
  3. 3. Where are labyrinths found?<br />Mazes and a range of labyrinth designs are found all around the world in many cultures and civilizations.<br />They are found carved in rock, ceramics, clay tablets, mosaics, manuscripts, stone patterns, turf, hedges, and cathedral pavements.<br />
  4. 4. When were the first labyrinths discovered?<br />The earliest known designs are about 3000 years old. <br />The significance of them for the various cultures they were part of and the story of how they developed from one place to another (or simultaneously appeared in several) is often mysterious and hard to fathom. <br />The most ancient and widespread design looks complicated but can be drawn quite easily if you know the method.<br />
  5. 5. Legend surrounding early labyrinths…<br />The labyrinth has since ancient times been associated with the legend of the Minotaur, the monster half-man half-bull which dwelt in the heart of a labyrinth on the island of Crete. <br />Theseus was able to get to the center of the labyrinth, slay the Minotaur and find his way out again by following the thread he had trailed behind him on the way in. <br />But the story has caused confusion ever since, because clearly the Minotaur's lair was a maze that you could get lost in, whereas a labyrinth, however confusing it looks, has only one twisting path that weaves its way to the center and back out again. <br />There is only one entrance and exit, no dead ends, and no crossing of paths with a choice of which way to turn.<br />
  6. 6. Types of Labyrinths: -Classical<br />The Classical Seven Circuit Labyrinth in this example shows that you enter a labyrinth through the mouth and then walk on the paths or circuits. The walls keep you on the path. The goal is in the center of the labyrinth. When you reach it, you have gone half the distance – you now need to turn around and walk back out. <br />
  7. 7. Types of Labyrinths: -Cathedral<br />The Romans adapted the ancient labyrinth symbol as a decorative floor pattern, and the Christian artists and thinkers of early medieval times developed the Roman pattern into a new and beautiful form which was used as a feature in many medieval cathedrals. <br />It was marked out on the floor in colored stone or tiles and usually between 10 and 40 feet in diameter. A range of designs were explored, but the pattern used at Chartres Cathedral in northern France is the archetype and perfection of all medieval labyrinths. <br />Fortunately it has been well-preserved, and in recent times pilgrims have taken to travelling to Chartres specifically to walk it.<br />
  8. 8. Types of Labyrinths: -Contemporary<br />It is a new labyrinth pattern rather than one of the old patterns - with straight lines instead of curves which make it much easier to mark out.<br />In recent years labyrinths have been rediscovered as a Christian spiritual tool, most notably through the work of Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, which has had worldwide influence. <br />
  9. 9. Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth:<br />
  10. 10. Motivational Labyrinth<br />Incorporates the following into one design:<br />At least 3 quotes with the author’s name (symbol to separate)<br />Background<br />Use of one Labyrinth Pattern for quotes.<br />
  11. 11. Media Choices:<br />Computer<br />Hand Drawn<br />Collage<br />
  12. 12. Where do I begin?<br />Brainstorm several ideas as to what the background will look like?<br />Decide which labyrinth pattern to use.<br />Incorporate words in quote into the labyrinth pattern on your background.<br />Be creative.<br />
  13. 13. Works Cited<br />"Labyrinth Basics:  (c)paxworks." Paxworks Labyrinths, Canvas Labyrinths Spiritual Prayer Gifts Gospel Peace. Web. 05 Sept. 2010. <http://www.paxworks.com/labyrinthbasics.html>. <br />"The Labyrinth Society: Resources." The Labyrinth Society: Welcome! Web. 05 Sept. 2010. <http://labyrinthsociety.org/resources>. <br />Yahoo! Image Search. Web. 05 Sept. 2010. <http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images>. <br />

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