During my residency at ArtAmari, in the Amari Valley in Central Crete, I had the opportunity to research and build two labyrinths with the help of the local community. Crete is the land of the Classical seven circuit labyrinth. This mythical labyrinth was built by Daedalus for the legendary Minotaur during the war between Athens and Crete. Theseus, the Athenian hero, was challenged to enter the labyrinth, kill the minotaur and liberate the Athenians from Crete.
Mostly everybody in Crete knows about this myth but not very many can describe or draw how this labyrinth looks like. It was very exciting to teach, specially kids, how to draw a Cretan seven circuit labyrinth and build one in the local High School's courtyard.
1890 Bryant Studios Exhibition
The Mother of All Questions
in Crete and the creation of a labyrinth