Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Finger Labyrinths

Obviously, from the title of my blog I am a fan of the labyrinth.
My guess is that many of you have walked a labyrinth at one time or another. If not, I encourage you to do so. It is a spiritual experience and very quieting for the soul. These pictured here are FINGER labyrinths. Something I was just exposed to a few years ago when I came upon some in a museum. They are wonderful. These particular ones are for sale. click here. I am not necessarily plugging buying one, but it would be fun to have one. They come in a huge variety of different materials from stone to plastic. You can even print out a free finger labyrinth to use. Go here. As artists I am sure we could dream up a way to create our own finger labyrinths! I could certainly see making one of ceramic or clay! But I'll be one could be made in some multi-media form as well that is very amazing. How's that for a challenge! Walking (or walking with your fingers) among the turnings, one loses track of direction and of the outside world, and thus quiets the mind.


  1. Does this have anything to do with the name of your blog? I had never heard of these before, very interesting.

  2. I remember when I was little you used to have a "thinking stone" at your desk (with your typewriter and carbon copies). It was a polished quartz stone with a small indentation for your thumb and you would rub this in your right hand while you were thinking about something you were going to write. I think the same principle on why you like the labyrinth applied to that stone- a place to be reflective and to push out distractions.