Sculptures by Lewis deSoto seen at The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio - Labyrinth Gateway  2003
Sculptures by Lewis deSoto seen at The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio - Labyrinth Gateway  2003

Labyrinth Gateway 2003

Located on the southwest corner of the University of Texas, San Antonio Downtown Campus. “Labyrinth Gateway” is a suspended sculpture hanging from cables mounted to pylons surrounding a small courtyard.

The labyrinth represents a metaphor in writings of Tomás Rivera, revered teacher and administrator of UTSA. During the day, the labyrinth projects its shadow downwards onto the floor of the courtyard, allowing the University community to participate in the path of the labyrinth or simply pass through the undulating patterns of light and shadow.

Surrounding the courtyard are two large granite benches. On these benches are quotations by Tomás Rivera:

“The labyrinth that is literature provides a setting where differences disappear and one gains an insight into the human condition--our human condition.” Tomás Rivera 1971

“In essence, is it not life in search of form--a conquest, a labyrinth in which to reflect this human condition?” Tomás Rivera 1971