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The labyrinth was a maze created by the brilliant engineer Daedalus for King Minos to hold prisoners from ever escaping. The Minotaur resided deep within it’s depths, later to be slain by the hero Theseus. Of course Daedalus himself later became a captive to his own creation. Since even he could not find a way to escape from his own construction, he devised wings of wax and feathers and string, and, along with his son, Icharus, flew from the confines of the labyrinth. Icharus, not heeding his father’s warning, flew on too high toward the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt; and he fell to the earth, and his death.
The labyrinth has been observed in many cultures to be a metaphor of the depths of the human psyche. From the ideas of old Greece to medieval cathedrals to the modern ideas of the psychoanylist Carl Jung, the labyrinthean depths of our own minds may very well be of the very highest construction and capability, as well as our greatest obstacle toward true enlightenment and freedom.
Original work was created using watercolor and gouache media on Arches cold-press 180lb. cotton rag.

Comments

  • Zeanana
    Zeananaabout 7 years ago

    I really enjoy your descriptions to your artwork. Very rich in general knowledge and absolutely interesting. Keep them going :D I enjoy your art greatly!
    I am sorry to read you are not happy with this image, though I am looking forward to see the version you ARE happy with.
    Best,
    Z.

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 7 years ago

    Your work is wonderful and I too love your words of illustration.

  • Care
    Careabout 7 years ago

    love a painting with a metaphor ingrained….fantastic work…!….really enyoyed your description again….

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorabout 7 years ago

    my favorite image I think. painful to watch but beautiful to observe.

  • plasmatwin
    plasmatwinabout 7 years ago

    I love your work!
    You have a wonderfully unique style and imagination! :)

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardabout 7 years ago

    A real piece of art,so deep and the colors are amazing.

  • sallystar
    sallystarabout 7 years ago

    wow! cool

  • Damian
    Damianabout 7 years ago

    Brilliant, love the image and your description.

  • alneaimi
    alneaimiabout 7 years ago

    super

  • Jacktupp
    Jacktuppabout 7 years ago

    Not happy with the image you say ……it’s AMAZING !

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