Candlelight Labyrinth at Law St – Teenagers Create!

Photo by Pearl Preis

At low tide on Saturday October 15, 2011 the La Jolla High School Interact Club & Bird Rock Artist Guild created a temporary Labyrinth walking path at Law St. Beach. Members of the community young and old came to experience this ancient spiral designed walking path & temporary art experience. At sunset they light the path with 300 lumenaria candle bags! Located in the center of the Labyrinth was a no-obligation donation jar of giving to collect for Interact’s fall service project “Project Mercy”– building a home in Mexico for an impoverished family. Interact is an action-oriented community service club of La Jolla High School. The club is tied to the La Jolla Rotary and fosters ambitious volunteerism as well as active leadership development. They will use the donations to purchase building materials.

Before sunset, Interact members Kaitlin Wheeler and Maddie Bollinger drew an enormous 25ft sand picture of the “Apple” logo at the beach as a tribute to Steve Jobs – Creative Genius, Visionary and Pioneer. People were invited to participate and draw their words of tribute to him in the sand…some of the tributes were ” you will be missed”, “ we all love Steve Jobs”, “you were a genius Steve”, and more.

Photo by Pearl Preis

On the other side of the labyrinth, LJHS Seniors Kevin Riley, Tom Wheeler, & Ryan Mann created a 35 ft . giant lettering message in the sand containing the numbers “350” , an artistic expression to help build awareness for reducing the global carbon footprint. is a grass roots global movement to help solve the climate crisis and parent organization of a global movement that promotes alternative modes of transportation like riding your bike, walking,& skating to reduce emissions. Ryan Mann, Senior at LJHS just organized the first in a series of bike rides for awareness on Sept 24 with LJHS students and the Interact club. This year the senior t-shirt for the class of 2012 states ”The world’s not ending ……we’re just taking over”. These teenagers are full of big ideas and are prepared to take on the next big solutions.

Mark your calendar for Jan 1, 2012 for the annual New Years labyrinth at low tide on Law St. beach. Come write your new years resolution in the sand!

Labyrinth photo ordering link from Pearl Preis

Facebook Link to the labyrinth photos

Photo by Pearl Preis