A Cordial Invitation to the Unbroken Path

I´m not sure if you saw them or not, but there were recently write ups about the Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota Visual Arts, and Anything Arts. It will be installed twice in the first two weeks of November, and I would really like you to come walk through it, see if it speaks to you, and decide whether or not you would like to participate in future installations, or if you would like to invest in the Common Wealth Time Bank in other ways.

Photo by Jessi Smith

Last year, it started at ArtSlam as a simple, inspirational walking labyrinth with a subtext of philosophical complexity. The intention was to use it to develop a collaborative art project that would unite the community, serving as a way to inspire the way we craft the art of our collective lives. This year, it serves as the backbone of ArtSlam, and because it is now intertwined with the Common Wealth Time Bank, I think that it is still in the process of development.

I would be honored if you would come to the Sarasota Chalk Festival and seek out the Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path. Take a good twenty minutes to walk through and soak in each step. When you get to the end, circle around, and ask yourself what journey you´re being called to take.

If you´re an artist, consider contributing to the next installation. You can create a single piece, a series of pieces, a piece that´s been looking for a place, a performance at the entry, or maybe even make some changes to the pieces that are there. The plan is to start more formal installations and institute public auctions for selected pieces. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Artist, the Common Wealth Time Bank, the location of the auction, and building toward a Circus of Arts and Sustainability to take the show on the road.

If you´re not an artist, consider the Common Wealth Time Bank as an opportunity to craft the art of your life. Where do you really want to invest yourself in order to get the greatest return? There is a community just waiting for the gifts you have to bring.

As we make our way further down this Unbroken Path together, we are all getting closer to the realization that we are all One.

I hope to see you at the Chalk Festival and/or ArtSlam.

Steve

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