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The Labyrinth at the Huntsman Cancer Institute

In the fall of 2015, the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah announced a design contest for their patient patio.  The patio was to include an original labyrinth design.  I subsequently submitted 24 of my own original labyrinth designs for consideration by the committee.

The labyrinth design that was ultimately chosen began as my 9-circuit Sospiro Labyrinth, created in 2003.  I then modified it slightly for the contest.  Originally the entrance was on the first circuit (see below).  In 2015 I moved the entrance to the seventh circuit.  Only a few minor alterations of the path were needed in the left lower quadrant.  As you can see, the rest of the labyrinth design remained completely unchanged.  Because it was not exactly the same, it became the Sospiro 2 Labyrinth.

I tend to use the “Roman” format when designing labyrinths.  I like the clean lines and more open path, but the committee preferred the traditional Medieval format with rounded turns.  The final result is seen below on the patient patio, and as finger labyrinth tiles which have been used by visitors to the Wellness Center for the past year.

                  

The dedication of the labyrinth at the Huntsman Cancer Institute was on September 26, 2018 with a wonderful, inspiring program (see above).  Hopefully this labyrinth will be a source of peace and contemplation for patients, staff members and visitors for many years to come.

Please visit our store to purchase your own finger labyrinth tile.  Several colors of permanent outdoor vinyl are available, as well as the option of mirror-image format.