Seven Path


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 meetings that we attended about the AU labyrinth project took place on Sept 10, 2014. As they often do, Marty Kermeen and Jeff Saward collaborated on the exact details of the project! Marty often calls Jeff in to help with CAD drawings, math calculations, his wisdom and for support.

The process of shaping the pieces for the labyrinth started at our studio in February 2017. And 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
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Stone Carving

Marty has been commissioned by our clients Jon and Sloan Buccola of St. Helena, California to create a hand-carved stone sculpture using Iowa Limestone. The sculpture is modeled on the “Christ in the Labyrinth” fresco located in the former church of San Francesco in Alatri, Italy, famous for its monumental city walls.
Once a convent, then a prison and criminal court, the building is now used as a cultural center. During restoration work in 1996, a tunnel was discovered beneath the old church, containing a number of fresco paintings, including a depiction of “Christ in the Labyrinth,” a unicursal labyrinth formed from 12 concentric black circles, with a pathway identical to that of Chartres. Christ appears at the center, his face bearded and his head surrounded by a halo inscribed with a cross and wears a tunic and a golden cloak. His right hand, fingers extended in benediction, point to the path of the labyrinth, while his left-hand holds a book of scripture.

When found the frescos were in poor condition, but because of their importance, the Italian Government commissioned restoration work to be carried out during 2011. This work also confirmed the dating of the frescos, including the labyrinth, to be between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries AD. The renovations have not, however, been able to solve some of the other mysteries surrounding the frescos. The original location and purpose of the frescos is uncertain, as they were not originally situated in a tunnel, as they are now, but were possibly on the wall of a larger chapter room of the monastery.

Marty has already spent time connecting with the stone to release the image, leaving this beautiful work of art to inspire future generations. Keep up to date with this historic and creative endeavor; we will be taking video and photos to share the process! The finished work of art will be placed next to the beautifully paved labyrinth that Marty created at the same property last year.

The best artist has that thought alone
Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell
To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
– Michelangelo

Information and photos provided for Labyrinths in Stone by Jeff Saward of Labyrinthos – see “The Alatri Labyrinth Fresco” by Giancarlo Pavat in Caerdroia 40.

Double the Pleasure

GNP Insurance Mexico City Labyrinth

We had such a great time in Mexico City! They treated us like rock stars. The dedication was wonderful; Mexico City is truly a heart felt place, which is over flowing with culture and history. We will never forget how much fun we had and the feeling of being so welcomed and appreciated. Thank you everyone at GNP!

Beautiful Detail

The detail and the combination of clay pavers with concrete paving stones, creates a nice texture and really stands out!

Friends at GNP

The friendships we have made, are such a blessing along the path!



Heart Labyrinth

In the center of America, Tonkawa, OK. The Heart in the Park Labyrinth.


Mexico GNP


Dancing Lady Labyrinth




The Homestead

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!