The Art of Simplicity

Day 170:  June 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

the spiral labyrinth of Muro Art Forest

The Undulating Spiral labyrinth of the Muro Art Forest. Photo and design by Dani Karavan

In the Southern area of Japan lays a remote landscape of artistry known as the Murou Art Forest in the countryside region of Nara in the village of Muro. It is the work of Israeli designer Dani Karavan who creates life-size monuments and tributes. He is known for creating monumental pieces and installing them in significant places of the world. The landscape of this forest park brings translates the natural world with artistic expression. In this park Karavan uses the idea of the spiral triumphantly with a Bamboo forest spiral that opens into a spiraled canal. The pattern continues into a simple labyrinth of a spiral that follows the stream in undulating curvature.

When one thing leads to another, we evolve and idea, concept or in the case of the Muro Art Forest, a design. The labyrinth here seems to bring a natural ending or start a natural beginning. Walking all three sections and returning gives us a full labyrinthic journey into art, expression and nature. Walking the spiral to and from can give us the simplicity that is nature in purest form. In the many complex designs and concepts available, the simple clean lines of opportunity can be impressive.

On this 170th day…
Explore in your walk of this day the natural way that one thing leads to another and how it comes to an expression for you.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too.
  2. Act Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information

 

 

 

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