Gordon Monro — Prints

Gordon Monro — Labyrinth for Lockdown

Digital print
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A labyrinth, as distinct from a maze, has only one path, and is a very ancient design. In mediaeval use, walking a labyrinth was a practice to aid contemplation and calm the mind. The design here is similar to that of the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France (13th century), though the Chartres labyrinth has more turns.

Labyrinth for Lockdown consists of a little over 2,000 buttons (not all different) and 16 non-buttons. The central cross-like shapes are distorted buttons. All the items were in my house; the work was made during a period of lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital print, 100 x 100 cm. Edition of 5, 2020.

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