Arts commission to build labyrinth

The Snellville Arts Commission plans to create a meditation labyrinth between the city’s Veterans Memorial and cemetery. Efforts are under way to fund the $6,000 structure designed to let visitors walk peacefully on a crushed slate pathway.

“Because labyrinths are used outside of cemeteries, people walk off their grief,” said SAC Secretary Judy Leavell, who has worked with Lauren Artress, the leading authority on labyrinths, at Chartes, France. “I think it will give the area an aura of peacefulness but, at the same time children love labyrinths. There is something about that focus of looking down and staying on the path that calms your mind.”

The proposed labyrinth would be a seven-circuit model, or a Classical Greek structure, 30 to 36 feet in diameter. There will be no walls on the path, but a structure is being considered to block traffic noise from Highway 78, Leavell said.


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