Eliza Pillsbury – Finding Meaning, not Minotaurs: A Beginner’s Guide to Labyrinths – TEDxKids@SMU 2015
When thinking of labyrinths, you might imagine a maze filled with twists and turns, or perhaps a hero battling a minotaur in the middle. In reality, a labyrinth is a tool crafted by many ancient cultures that is becoming increasingly relevant in our modern, chaotic times. Anyone seeking clarity and peace can walk in a labyrinth as a meditative and creative journey. With artist, educators, and a disparate band of fifteen students, Eliza built the first labyrinth in Lyon, France, this summer. She will share her global insights as well as how to take advantage of local labyrinths. Keep an open mind to the unexpected.
When faced with a challenge, Eliza Pillsbury will not back down. Unless it is a sport, in which case she will gracefully leave that particular challenge to a more capable individual. Eliza is a romantic at heart, and is determined to move to France after college. She attends Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a theatre student. She loves Polaroid photography, Jane Austen, experimental theatre, and Wes Anderson films. Anyone who wants to start an argument with Eliza should challenge the literary validity of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, but only if prepared to encounter Eliza when she gets excited about something. She yearns to explore, create, travel, and tell stories.