Charles Wisseman, Mixed Media Artist

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labyrinth box

Next layer in the safespace box. Another step on the path to inner knowledge is the labyrinth, which differs from a maze in having only one path into the center --- a metaphor for the path to enlightenment. These patterns are ancient, and were adopted in the floors of medieval churches , with the best surviving example at Chartres cathedral in France. The etched copper labyrinth on the cover rotates to release the front cover. Cast flax labyriths have sequential segments of the path marked in red, and overlap so they have to be opened in sequence. Past the labyrinth is a ceramic face patterned after the ancient Roman" Mouth of Truth" (Bocca della Verita) sculpture (as seen in Roman Holiday movie). Legend says that a liar who stuck his hand in the mouth would have it bitten off. My version is less drastic-- moving the red tongue retracts a retaining pin to allow this layer to swing aside for access to the next layer. Inner knowledge is becoming hard work, and I haven't decided on the total number of steps. Next layer in the safespace box. Another step on the path to inner knowledge is the labyrinth, which differs from a maze in having only one path into the center --- a metaphor for the path to enlightenment. These patterns are ancient, and were adopted in the floors of medieval churches , with the best surviving example at Chartres cathedral in France. The etched copper labyrinth on the cover rotates to release the front cover. Cast flax labyriths have sequential segments of the path marked in red, and overlap so they have to be opened in sequence. Past the labyrinth is a ceramic face patterned after the ancient Roman" Mouth of Truth" (Bocca della Verita) sculpture (as seen in Roman Holiday movie). Legend says that a liar who stuck his hand in the mouth would have it bitten off. My version is less drastic-- moving the red tongue retracts a retaining pin to allow this layer to swing aside for access to the next layer. Inner knowledge is becoming hard work, and I haven't decided on the total number of steps.
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