The Hospice of Dayton Paver Labyrinth

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Commercial, Outdoor Living Spaces, Paver Patio, Recent Work | 0 comments

The Hospice of Dayton Paver Labyrinth

We we’re hired by The Hospice of Dayton to design and build a monument for their retiring CEO. After a few variations, they decided this design which included a paver labyrinth to be perfect.

Here are some pictures of the project.

Paver Labyrinth at The Hospice of Dayton

The Hospice Of Dayton Walkway

Custom Paver Labyrinth for The Hospice of Dayton

Note the custom cuts involved

Paver Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Paver Labyrinth The Hospice of Dayton

If your organization is exploring the idea of a paver labyrinth and would like to speak with us regarding design, budget or any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Curious what a labyrinth is? This should help:

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to “That Which Is Within.”

Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys. It is a left brain task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out.

A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.

A labyrinth is a right brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. With a maze many choices must be made and an active mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not. A more passive, receptive mindset is needed. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.

At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.

Mark Rhodus (51 Posts)

I'm Mark, the owner of Two Brothers Brick Paving. Thanks for taking a second to read this article. I strongly feel that if I educate my customers about me, my company and hardscapes, in the end they will be a happier customer. I have three awesome boys named Wes, Greyson and Braxton. My wife Katie and my family are my motivation to be the best I can be and that shows in my work. I've been in this industry most of my life and prior to starting my own company I worked for one of the largest/best installers in the country (it was actually the first contractor to install an interlocking concrete paver). I can bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise to your project.