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Walk the path of light within the Labyrinth Illuminaire

Date Posted: Thursday 14 February 2013

The labyrinthine symbol is an ancient metaphor for life’s twisting pathway, and finds contemporary use as a reflective walk. As we enter the period of Lent, a period of preparation of the believer, the labyrinth provides a structure for walking meditation and self-reflection. Most people walk slowly, content with their own thoughts and footfall whilst observing the interplay of light and shadow.

Dates (also available from our Calendar):

  • Monday 18th | 5pm to 8pm (with book launch 6pm) ‘Working with the Labyrinth : Paths for Exploration’ with Editor, Di Williams
  • Tuesday 19th | 6pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday 20th | 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 21st | 6pm to 9pm

Old St Paul’s is dedicated to St Paul whose conversion occurred whilst traveling along the road to Damascus; it is germane to have such an art installation expressing spiritual and physical journey. Jim Buchanan is a visual artist based in Dumfries, and has created a labyrinth of projected light in the church nave using one of the earliest labyrinthine forms. Whilst this design may be over 4,000 years old, it also references the great cathedral labyrinths of the Middle Ages at Chartres, Reims and Ravenna for example.

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