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Labyrinth

Artist
Annemarie Rawlinson
Year
2003
Artwork Type
Mural
Media & Support
Acrylic on floor
Department
Health Services
Location
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA
District
2
Image: Labyrinth
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Description

Labyrinths are intricate paths that lead to one central point and found in many cultures, usually linked to spiritual practice. Today labyrinths are often used as metaphorical tools to help reestablish a sense of peace and well-being. The labyrinth located between Harbor-UCLA’s main building and the Parlow Library, by artist Annemarie Rawlinson, is based on the design of Cretan and Hopi labyrinths. It is intended for patients and visitors to the hospital to walk and use for meditation. It is painted a bright shade of purple with diferent religious symbols in the center. Three benches nearby were also painted by the artist for patients and visitors to use.

About the Artist

Annemarie Rawlinson was born in Austria in 1941 and came to California in 1978.  She has been a professional artist for 15years and works primarily in mixed-media and collage.  In 1996, she founded Friends of the Labyrinth, a citizens’ group which worked to create a labyrinth garden in San Pedro.  This led her to train as a certified labyrinth facilitator with Dr. Lauren Artress of Grace Cathedral.  She has helped facilitate other public labyrinths in southern California.