Date: 2009

Hudson Park, Tempe, AZ

Commissioning Agency:
Tempe Public Art

Project Managers:
Elizabeth Lagman, Maja Aurora

Hand-made ceramic tile
by Dwayne Arnspiger

Collaboration with Dwayne Arnspiger.

Peace Labyrinth features handmade tile on a pre-existing, community-built labyrinth in Hudson Park. The tile was made by Dwayne Arnspiger. The peace pole (central column) features blue tile with floral patterns and a quote by the Dalai Lama: “Genuine peace must come through inner peace.” The top of the column is capped with a sculpture of a lotus bud. The eight ends of the labyrinth walls are capped with blue tile. Letters, formed by the spaces in between the tiles present, suggested topics for meditation. Inscribed in the pavement at the entrance to the labyrinth is a quote by A.J. Muste, a labor and peace activist: “There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”