Marty and Debi Kermeen Labyrinth Builders for twenty years possess the insight, skill, and meticulous standards needed to create a true work of art.

 They are educators, presenters, facilitators and Founding members of The Labyrinth Society. They have created beautiful labyrinths from coast to coast. 

They are uniquely qualified to build your legacy quality labyrinth.  Marty’s beautiful labyrinth art installations include:

The New Walter Reed Hospital, Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. GNP Insurance Mexico City, Botanical Gardens Laguna Nigel, St. Pauls’ Cathedral, The Crossings Bed and Breakfast Grass Lands National Park Val Marie Canada. 

Their first labyrinth project in 1998 Naperville, Illinois, has become an incredible legacy in the world of labyrinths.  

 

Some may think building a labyrinth sounds like landscape construction.

We are not contractors, we are artists that create and install beautiful labyrinths that will last for generations to come, helping to heal us and our planet one step at a time.

The labyrinth design at Aurora University has been used throughout human history and is called The Seven Path Classical Labyrinth pattern.

The first of several meeting that we attended about the AU labyrinth project took place on Sept 10, 2014. The process of shaping the pieces for the labyrinth started at our studio in February 2017. The actual installation of the interactive art piece started in June and was completed the last week of July 2017.

The base under this sacred space is 15″ deep. We also included a 5″ crown in the center to ensure that water would run off properly. This durable foundation was made by compacting over 100 tons of limestone gravel in varying sizes. Also, there is 7 tons of sand that we spread 1 inch thick as a setting bed which the pavers lay on. The paver area is 40.5 feet in diameter. Therefore the circumference is near 127 feet. The entire space totals 1287 square feet.

The dark bricks that make the lines of the labyrinth and the outer band surrounding the entire paved area were crafted using clay pavers. They have iron baked into their surface creating a slightly reflective appearance.

There are about 4500 small bricks used for the lines of the labyrinth. Each one of these pieces needed to be hand cut from full sized 4 X 8-inch pavers to a dimension of 3.1 X 4 inches.

After the small pieces that make the lines of the labyrinth were intentionally cut to be 3.1″ wide. We placed them side by side in three rows for the lines of the labyrinth. By doing this, we were able to generate a dimension that would be equal in size to the width of two of the beige squares that make up the path. If you look closely you can see the significant impact this has on the design.

Marty also rounded the top four corners of all of these small pieces by hand so they would cast shadows and create dimension. This cobblestone appearance evokes a feeling of welcoming and warmth to the labyrinth.

These custom pieces alone required an entire month of carving time at our studio to make.

Approximately 700 full sized 4 X 8 clay pavers also had their corners rounded. They were then utilized to create the outer band, which provides proper containment to the entire paved area. These pavers weigh 7 lbs each, totaling nearly 2.5 tons.

There are over 6100 square beige pavers that were custom manufactured for this project. They are made of compressed concrete. Each one weighs 6.25lbs. All of the beige pavers combined weigh over 19 tons.

We are humbled and proud when we think about the generations of students and faculty members that will walk this labyrinth, finding growth healing and peace. We know they will create a better world for us all.Debi and Marty Kermeen
www.LabyrinthsinStone. com
630-816-9547 or 630-816-8065

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The labyrinth is finished and we have returned to Illinois.  We are so happy to have had the opportunities to see such a beautiful valley and be touched by the nature the land and by the people!

Our clients are thrilled with their labyrinth and we will be returning soon to add to this beautiful and sacred space at “Corkwood” in St Helena CA.

 

 

Sep
24

MESO Canvas Labyrinth

Just finished painting by hand this cool double path labyrinth. Jeff Saward helped to design this tool that will be used with the Municipal Electric systems of Oklahoma! Yes indeed labyrinths are great for team building and transformational work!

Team Building Labyrinth for Municipal Electric Systems of OK

Team Building Labyrinth for Municipal Electric Systems of OK

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Sep
11

Labyrinth for Healing Steps

This labyrinth came into the world by people coming together! How beautiful…watch this video of the labyrinth we made in Huntsville AL.  What is needed most in today’s world!   Interfaith, Healing, a lasting Prayer Space for all to enjoy!

http://www.waff.com/story/30581867/new-huntsville-prayer-space-aims-for-interfaith-healing

Honey Bee Labyrinth

At last the Honey Bee Labyrinth is complete~Marty was stung only 13 times total in the time he was making it.  The project took longer than we ever anticipated, some days the heat index reached over 100 degrees~  The ground was very hard due to the worst drought in many years…the large stones needed to be hauled then cut and shaped to fit the beautiful feminine design, then placed with care.  But, once again Even the extreme heat and terrible dry conditions did not stop  Marty from his work…or those bees from their work of making delectable Honey~

We have been enjoying some honey from the hives that will be surrounding the labyrinth after the flowers and plants are planted, these are the same hives that Marty has been working around for the past weeks.  Oh it is soooo Yummy, the sweet nectar!  We have been enjoying it very much.  I put it in my tea, on toast, over strawberries and fruit.  I also have used a wee bit on my face with some avocado.  Honey is so sweet, healing and beautiful~  Much like life itself~  Check back soon for photos~and you may even purchase Labyrinth Honey for sale on our website~

What is honey~

Sweet and sticky

Amber in color

With a thick slow texture

The Essence of  flowers filling my senses

The gift of  pollen, made into something beautiful

A blessing from Mother Earth~ abundant and wise~With a great sense of Humor

By: Debi Kermeen

 

Home of Marty and Debi Kermeen Labyrinths in Stone, we are Labyrinth Builders, presenters, educators, facilitators and Founding members of The Labyrinth Society.

We have created paver art from coast to coast for over 25 years; our first labyrinth project was completed in 1998 in Naperville, Illinois. That started us on the twisting, turning journey of the labyrinth…

Making the most labyrinths has never been our goal. Creating beautiful labyrinths, with the intention that is precise works of art that withstands the test of time, is our passion.

Our labyrinth creations can be found in cathedrals, churches, hospitals, cancer centers, public parks, schools, universities, museums & private residences.

The labyrinths we create do not come in a kit. Labyrinths In Stone custom design and handcraft each labyrinth to fit the individual needs, space and budget requirements of our clients.

Marty Kermeen is the master sculptor and labyrinth builder who creates these beautiful labyrinths, which are recognized as some of the most beautiful and long-lasting available. They have been featured worldwide in magazines, books and TV, including HGTV, Time Magazine, and on the cover of Jeff Saward’s book “Labyrinths & Mazes.”

Explore our website to see details of our labyrinths throughout the USA.
Marty has carved three-dimensional images of nature since childhood and has recently started working in natural stone and incorporating his work into our labyrinth projects. He completed “Dance of the Cranes,” a relief carving featuring life-size Sandhill Cranes, in 2008.

We thrive on the creative process… whether it be creating labyrinth art, sculptures, workshops, or teaching about labyrinths and sacred geometry.

Bring us your ideas and let’s create a project that will leave a long-lasting, beautiful mark on the planet for future generations to enjoy!