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East River Reflections Labyrinth

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Large labyrinth painted on asphalt

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A 7-circuit labyrinth, 52’ in diameter, painted on asphalt with acrylic paint. Bright blue with touches of gold, the East River Reflections Labyrinth is a place of play and meditation, but many recommend it as a place of healing. Originally painted in 2004, and thanks to donations from the New York Junior League, the labyrinth was restored in June 2012 as part of the Blueway project, a beautification effort of East River Park. 



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Yuri Yanchyshyn Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

Beautifully painted labyrinth in a scenic city park overlooking the East River and Brooklyn. The park itself is restful, but the large, painted labyrinth particularly prompts me reflect on my life. (August 2012) 



Beth Rosenthal Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

Set in a circle of trees along the East River in Lower Manhattan, this radiant painted labyrinth brings unique serenity and magic to the site. Artist Diana Carulli has created this special space as part of her ongoing international work with labyrinths as sacred sites. Walking the path brings clarity and calm.

The site was recently threatened with extinction due to a major renovation of the surrounding park. However, the Junior League donated paints with which the artist and her crew repainted the labyrinth. There are no funds for permanent maintenance of the site. (August 2012) 



Jean Ando Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

A classical style labyrinth in bold colors on the East River in a circle of trees. I walk it whenever I have the time and find that walking it in the shade of the trees, looking at the river, restores my soul. (August 2012)



Anonymous Nominator Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

A place to walk and talk quietly, to share in silence, and for everyone to discover new meanings. Park trees provide shade and the river offers a spectacular view. (August 2012)



Anonymous Nominator Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

The East River Reflections Labyrinth is a sacred space for people of all faiths and all walks of life, all faith. Labyrinths or similar patterns are held sacred in many traditions, and the simple act or walking the path is in itself a form of deep meditation that we can experience every day, putting us in touch with the true self deep within us. (August 2012)


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