This week, among other things, I am working on the next phase of The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path. Initiated last year at Bradenton´s ArtSlam, The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is a collaborative, mobile installation art gallery. Comprised of steps drawn from a variety of cultural paradigms, The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is designed to serve as a portrait of the community. Initially developed as a walking labyrinth with forty steps, future installations will be more interactive, including vertical frames that serve as walls by incorporating already produced steps and blank canvases woven together with recycled wiring.
The purpose of each installation is to inspire artists to take a blank canvas home and create their own work of art based upon the underlying theme of the step it represents. Because the canvases are held into the frames with wire, they are easily removable, making the entire installation convertible and ever-changing. The entirety of the project utilizes as many found objects and recycled resources as possible to also inspire ingenuity, sustainability, and resourcefulness.
The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is also designed to stimulate the local economy. Contributors to the project will be paid in time dollars through the Common Wealth Time Bank, and selected installations will include live and silent auctions for monetary compensation.
In order to move into this next phase, I am seeking boards and other objects that can be utilized as canvases. I am also in need of 3-4 inch screws to hold the frames together. If you have any that are not being used to hold anything or if you would like to contribute to the project as an artist, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at The Unbroken Path and is currently involved in starting the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.