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LABYRINTH
PRINT by DANIEL MITSUI


LABYRINTH


A longstanding tradition of Christian art places labyrinths on the floors of churches, usually at a large enough scale that their paths can be walked. The most famous examples are in the Gothic cathedrals at Chartres, Reims and Amiens. This print imitates a labyrinth pattern that once adorned the floor of the Abbey Church of St. Bertin at St. Omer.

I built it out of interconnecting units of knot, braid and spiral ornament in the Northumbro-Irish style, taken from my various ink drawings. An image of Jesus Christ is at the very center. One of the threads twisting through the entire labyrinth starts and ends there, to signify that Jesus Christ is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Asecond thread leads from the start of the labyrinth to its end, to signify that He is the destination of our earthly pilgrimage.

The words Veritas, Iustitia, Pax and Misericordia (Truth, Justice, Peace and Mercy), composed of stylized othogonal letters, appear below the labyrinth.



Dimensions: 13 1/2" × 18"



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