TOWN Magazine July Illustration
Updated: Nov 23, 2021
I'm happy to post my latest #illustration for my favorite #magazine to work with, TOWN. This image is attached to an article featuring Greenville, SC's The Labyrinth Company.
The first thing which comes to MY mind when I think of a labyrinth is the 1986 movie Labyrinth by Jim Henson, starring David Bowie. Next, I think of the Labyrinth designed by Daedalus from the Ancient Greek tale about King Minos, the Minotaur, and Theseus. Essentially they are mystical/magical mazes that are conquered physically and spiritually.
True labyrinths have been created for centuries and are essentially maze-like paths. They can cover many feet/yards of space and tend to look like a classic, tightly formed maze you might have drawn a pencil line through as a kid in Highlight's Magazine. The purpose of the life-size version is to allow you to walk through the maze paths, meditate and renew yourself with the challenge of finding the end or way through. It's a low-stakes labyrinth experience sans being lost forever or eaten by a Minotaur.
The Labyrinth Company in Greenville creates these mazes out of natural materials for residences, churches, and community centers. My idea for this illustration was to fuse everyday items (cars, exercise, traffic lights, suburban action, homes, etc.) with an underlying Labyrinth version. And at the end (or beginning), I positioned a house to help tie in both the company's purpose and the overall spiritual purpose of a labyrinth.
I hope you like it.