Journeys
mixed media with sequins
30" x 30"
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With maturity (as I am told)
comes a greater appreciation of
the journey itself over the final
destination.  I am aware of my
own propensity artistically to
develop a complex set of tasks
which all lead toward a final
result.  I enjoy these journeys
greatly and feel enlightenment
both in the process as well as in
attainment of the original vision
in a final piece.

This project faced that tendency
straight on by rendering the
Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth
motif in antique gold sequins
which was then overlaid with the
image of a Celtic Knot in pink.

I loved the concept of
contrasting the journey of the
labyrinth, a circuitous path
heading toward a final
destination, with the knot's
single path proceeding through
an infinite loop.  The peace of
the first journey and its
destination of final
enlightenment blends well in my
mind with the balance and
oneness throughout the second
path.

As I celebrate an anniversary, I
have been mindful of how
separate journeys can both
intersect and run concurrently
providing support and
enlightenment to each.  

And I am amazed.
All images © Ron Orpitelli 2018
It is good to have
an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters,
in the end.

Ursula K. Leguin