Labyrinths and Spirals

These are images from a series of cut paper collages I made a few years ago while suffering from Labyrinthitis. For weeks on end I was too dizzy to leave the house. Labyrinthitis is a virus of the inner ear and I started thinking about the ancient patterns of the labyrinth and the spiral. Cutting circles out of scraps of coloured paper and arranging them in sweeping spiral curves was repetitive, obsessive, but strangely soothing and healing.