Bonus: Draw the Classical Labyrinth Path (Ariadne's Thread)

Drawing the Path through the Classical Labyrinth

Instead of defining the labyrinth by the 'walls' and walking between the lines, you can also draw a single line to represent the path and walk or trace that. Often called the 'Ariadne's Thread' based on the Greek myth surrounding Theseus and the Minotaur, the line represents the solution of the maze or journey through the labyrinth. This approach is useful for creating labyrinths in snow, leaves, or grass when it is easier to open up the paths in a space that is completely covered with material. A finger labyrinth that is carved in wood also is also defined by the path realized as a groove that is traced by a finger.

Ariadne's Thread is also useful in small spaces because depicting a single line for the pathway takes up less space than drawing two lines for one path. This is a bonus video from my YouTube channel I recorded a year ago, but I am including here to add to the understanding of the multiple ways of expressing the Classical form. In the contemporary design lecture at the end, I'll share an example of how I used the Ariadne's Thread to create a full 7-Circuit Classical on a 12' square canvas!