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“The Labyrinth” is a fifty-meter installation of my drawings on silk in an abandoned stone quarry near the village of Kiulevtcha, Bulgaria. Installing a large labyrinth of my drawings in a public setting, where people would be able to walk through it and experience it as an architectural structure which revealed my imagery, was an event I had been trying to create since I began working in this medium. I chose a location in my native land, the cultural world of the Minotaur. The quarry highlighted the fragility of the silk in contrast to the monumentality of the rocks, showing a connection between past and present, temporary and permanent.
"The Labyrinth" Installation includes drawings from a few different series of paintings on silk: Moths and Angels (2011), Internal Landscapes (2011), Ribbons and Scissors (1999) and more…
You may view the film documenting this project on Vimeo. Please go to links on this website.

The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
My Grandmother and I
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
44" X 75"
1999
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Internal Landscapes: Entangled
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
31" X 45"
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Internal Landscapes: Explosion
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
44" X 67"
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Moths and angels: Angel of Vengeance
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
27" X 36"
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Internal Landscapes: Running
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
31" X 45"
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Me and me
Chinese ink and watercolor on silk
44" x 50"
1999
The Labyrinth (Me and Me)
Exterior Installation (detail)
front exposure
2011
The Labyrinth (Me and Me)
Exterior Installation (detail)
back exposure
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Angels and Moths: Fallen
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
31" X 45"
2011
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
Internal Landscapes: Spinning
Japanese ink and watercolor on silk
31" X 45"
2016
The Labyrinth
Exterior Installation (detail)
variable dimensions
2011
The Labyrinth
Initial drawing for the installation
Photograph, china marker, egg tempera
8" x 11"
2011
Water by the fountain
collaborative work with Vassil Vassilev
Photograph, china marker, egg tempera
8" x 11"
2011
Water by the fountains
Photograph, china marker, egg tempera
8" x 11"
2011
Water by the fountains
Photograph, china marker, egg tempera
11" X 8"
2011
Water by the fountains
Performance/Happening
2011
Water by the fountains
Performance/Happening
2011
The Watchers
collaborative work
Photograph, china marker, egg tempera
11" X 8"
2011