What Is A Labyrinth?

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As the arrangement of 38 timber columns in Wisdom Path forms a figure “8” pattern which means infinity makes the secret spot looking extraordinary, we would like to develop this concept into our design by forming the shape of art installation to look like a circle instead of the “8” pattern. It will be too direct if we use the figure “8” pattern in our design as it will be like an imitating artwork of the wisdom path therefore we came up with an idea which is to form a circle shape for the art installation. Ever since the beginning of the time when all ancient cultures in the world had been started to use this circle shape as a sign to indicate the same thing. Circle can be a sign with different meanings from different perspective. It represents …show more content…
Firstly, what is a Labyrinth? There is understandable point as people often always get confused in differentiating a labyrinth and a maze. The names are usually in common use but with different languages and contexts. In the feel of sturctures built for walking through, Labyrinth is unicursal as it has only one pathway which is leading the people to walk to the goal located at the center of whole structure without giving any choices. The whole pathways are being separated by either raised barriers or it can be just a flat design. On the other hand, a maze is multicursal and offers confusing pathways and options to the people who need to figure out on how to find the goal and there are many branches, dead-ends and high barriers usually conceal the pattern in order to challenge the people. To summarize the both concept, people who actually enter a Labyrinth is to find themselves whereas entering a maze could lose oneself. Entering both maze and Labyrinth will cause giddy but people usually will feel at ease and peaceful in walking through Labyrinth and the experience could be intense and deep as well as life …show more content…
Walking through Wisdom Path is like walking a journey in our life and we will never know where the path will leads us to from the beginning until the end of journey. Back to the facts of Wisdom Path, there are 38 timber columns in the spot but only 37 are with Chinese calligraphy inscription whereas the one on the highest point left blank which symbolizes ‘emptiness’. This does not mean emptiness at the end of journey even though it locates at the highest point but we can choose our own pathway whether to proceed to the highest point or go to the other way as there is not specific starting or ending point in the secret spot itself. Therefore, we choose to use Labyrinth as our concept instead of a maze to indicate the fact of ‘enter a Labyrinth to find yourself’. There will be a center point in our design and we suggest to apply all the Chinese calligraphy words within the space inside whereas outside of the center point will not be displayed with any Chinese calligraphy words to show the idea of Wisdom Path. Moreover, there are some seating placed outside the center point which allow the visitors to take a rest and have a seat inside the art installation. This idea is taken from the stones placed within the figure “8” pattern of Wisdom Path. This actually imply that we could take a break or rest during the journey of achieving goals in our

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