An Afternoon with Labyrinth Artist

An Afternoon with Labyrinth Artist

Robert Ferré

by Janet Lane, Jr. Warden, St. Martin’s Davis

Master labyrinth designer Robert Ferré will be at St. Martin’s to speak on labyrinths and their uses and on what has been happening in the labyrinth world in the past 15 years. He will answer audience questions and talk about his 16 years of experience as a full-time labyrinth maker.

In 2009, Ferré directed the design and construction of St. Martin’s concrete and granite-resin labyrinth. He led a group of St. Martin’s volunteers in constructing the labyrinth, which is the Chartres pattern—just over 42 feet in diameter and the same dimensions as the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France. Labyrinths are used in many ways—for meditation, reflection, prayer, and enjoyment. St. Martin’s labyrinth is walked regularly by groups and individuals and is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

In addition to giving a public lecture, Ferré will be in Davis to help re-seal St. Martin’s labyrinth, a maintenance task required every three years. Based in St. Louis, Ferré will also be doing a workshop at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on labyrinth making and sacred geometry.

Those who attended Ferré’s previous talks at St. Martin’s were highly impressed with his extensive knowledge of labyrinths and their uses and enjoyed his entertaining style and interesting stories.

Sunday, August 19, 4:00 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of St. Martin
640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis (map)
Ferré’s talk is free and open to the public.

For questions or more information: jrlane@ucdavis.edu

Photo courtesy of Robert Ferré.

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