By Roberta L. Hughes

October 19th, 2022

This piece is called "Labyrinth." It is drawn on a 3.5-inch square heavy-weight artist tile with black Micron pens. Currently undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, I chose to create a labyrinth both because of its traditional use as a centering and healing tool and as a representation of the path through the cancer experience. When creating the design, I drew on the meditative qualities of a labyrinth to focus my thoughts. Now when using the labyrinth, I pause along the path to identify the challenges and potential obstacles of the moment. Once reaching the center, I reflect on progress and positive developments before retracing the path back to the everyday.