Dave Phillips delights in sharing his maze and labyrinth creations, engaging as many people as possible both artistically and intellectually. Over his career, Dave has rendered thousands of mazes for books, periodicals, computer games, advertising, and as works of art.
Dave also creates mazes as land art in the form of corn mazes throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. His designs are used to build walk-through mazes made of hedge, live bamboo, used tires, fencing, rope, and other materials. His colorful and challenging puzzle mazes are installed as pavers and painted concrete.
For the first twenty years of his career Dave rendered his maze art with ink and paint using technical pens and airbrushes, and then virtual tools took over the next twenty years which provided speed and a greater range of techniques better suited for publication. Recently, however, Dave has returned to creating mazes and labyrinths in the real world with paint and mixed media intended to be enjoyed as contemporary art.
Featured Books by Dave Phillips
Mind Boggling Mazes, first published by Dover in 1979, currently in its 20th printing.
Set Puzzles, scheduled for release by Dover in 2012, will feature 126 set puzzles divided into 18 types.
Amazing Puzzle Mazes, published by Dover in 2011, features 126 puzzle mazes divided into 18 types.
Americana Mazes, published by Dover in 2011, features 36 mazes based on American icons.
Incredible Mazes, published by Arcturus in 2011, features 120 puzzle mazes and other conundrums.
Maze Puzzles, published by Arcturus in 2010, features 120 puzzle mazes and other conundrums.
The Zen of the Labyrinth, published by Sterling in 2009, features 160 puzzle mazes divided into 8 types.