So I went shopping for ideas for materials from which to make the symbols of the four elements on the surface of my new endpoints.
The first idea:
We could set glass beads into the concrete in either the circular or triangular patterns, or…
…since it’s unlikely we’re going to be able to see the colors at night anyway, just use black glass, or…
…just plain black stone.
A 7-inch mirror, which I’d trim to fit the top. I’m thinking we’d want to use the surface to etch or otherwise attach the symbol, then pour…
…a clear resin on top.
If we want metal, we could use…
…aluminum channel. It would hold its place and be weather resistant. With this option, we’d be looking at the triangular symbols only, of course. (If I chose to go to Hobby Lobby, I think they carry metal sheets; we could cut the symbols out of brass or copper.)
Oven-baked clay—we could make any of the shapes, any color we wanted, including…
…glow-in-the-dark! There’s something weirdly appealing about making the symbols out of this stuff, then putting them on the mirror and covering them with a clear resin.
The simple, classic mosaic.
And finally for now:
This could be exciting. This is the stuff that I used on my 3 Old Men staff for my lizard’s eyes, and there are many more options here than just that one product. Have a look here.
Clear resin, and…
…some other stuff. Who even knows?
So if we used this, we could have several objects of interest embedded in the labyrinth itself. Hm.