Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs
Elizabeth Franzheim, ‘The Labyrinth’, 1981, Bureau of Interior Affairs

'The Labyrinth', oil on wood (1981), by Elizabeth Franzheim (1923 - 1990). A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world. 'The Labyrinth' uses lines and shades - black and brown - to create the cubist passageway that leads the viewer towards the portal. The artist finely sanded the wood before painting on the surface and created a compelling lacquered look. This is a significant abstract work on an impressive scale by an artist with an international following. The artwork was also used on the cover of an Italian language version of George Orwell's 1984 (see photos). The painting is in excellent vintage condition; the original tray frame has a few minor scratches and blemishes commensurate with its age.

Signed by the artist: 'E. Franzheim '81.

Dimensions with frame:
H 122 cm
W 122 cm

Dimensions without frame:
H 120.5 cm
W 120.5 cm

Signature: E. Franzheim '81

About Elizabeth Franzheim

American, Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA