Labyrinth: Current Millennium

The Studio @620, St. Petersburg, Florida, June/July 2006

Labyrinth: Current Millennium" is the circular journey of our lives, "the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to." It probes at what is not evident; secrets suppressed beneath a placid and engaging surface. The installation is an analogy of the uncertainty of humanity, the farce of us.

Within the L abyrinth of silk organza hang multitudes of bags of human hair, obscuring safe passage. Bare bulbs fade on and off in the spirals, intermittently illuminating elements for an instant here and there.

Whispers --- the words gathered from Babs Reingold's website --- are heard emitting from the vortex. Secrets in the air, guilty, ashamed, some aggressive.


From the depths of the Labyrinth, a security camera peers outward through the layers to capture viewers who seek a clarity clouded by their own nature.

The use of ancient materials ---- hair, silk, thread and encaustic --- takes us back to the Greeks and their myths. Contemporaneous mediums ---- audio and security camera --- conflict with this history, not unlike our own daily journey."

Labyrinth: Current Millennium" essentially poses a final question: Is a single thread strong enough to escape the metaphor of a personal Minotaur?