Monday, September 14, 2015

Turtle Rock Effigy -- a maze with First Nations elements

Officially titled the Turtle Rock Effigy, this work of art by Leah Dorion stands on the hillside overlooking the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

Among many First Nations, Turtle symbolizes Mother Earth, with North America her back.

This work of art combines the turtle image with the ancient Celtic labyrinth, acknowledging the historic relationship between Canada's First Nations and European descendants.

Pondering a question? Enter at the tail, follow the path through the labyrinth, and face the four corners en route. This walking meditation may uncover some answers.

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