Sent my piece to our friends in Washington, LAB and Tom. Decided to call it "The Gateway" after a quote by Norman Vincent Peale. Left it unvarnished so that it had that earthy/matte feel throughout. Lab said she like the darker colors, but this piece just wouldnt accept being totally dark, so kept the gritty texture and inner pieces lighter.
Labyrinths have been spiritual entities throughout the ages - ancient, pre-Christian and Christian. Even today, they are used for meditation and spiritual walks. They have created a labyrinth on their own property as a spiritual place in the memory of our veterans. This piece in no way compares, but is meant as a thank you to them for all they have done for us.