The Man in the Maze is a motif of the Tohono O’odham people of the Southwest. It represents variously I’itoi – the being who helped create humanity – or the nature of each individual’s life. The man is standing at the mouth of a labyrinth (maze) which represents his life with its many twists and turns before he reached the center and returns to spirit.
This image is painted on the school wall at San Xavier Mission, Tucson, AZ, which is located on the Tohono O’oodham Reservation.
This original photographic art piece by nature spirit photographer Atala Toy is pigment on paper – available as a 5×7 card with envelope.