Artwork

There are three main categories of art that artist Dave Phillips creates: labyrinths, mazes, and puzzle mazes.

The purpose of Dave’s art is to expand the appeal of the labyrinth to a greater diversity while elevating appreciation for the maze. Ancient labyrinths often depicts the story of a heroic Theseus battling the evil Minotaur in a maze. Yet it is the labyrinth that is used as a subordinate visual metaphor in an effort to capture the majesty of the imagined maze.

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Labyrinths

Labyrinths are the oldest images created by man that do not duplicate anything in nature. They are single paths to a center without choices. Dave creates unique variations of traditional labyrinths as well as original designs. He uses a variety of media to create them including tape measures, toy bricks, jigsaw puzzle pieces, and a variety of painting methods.

Mazes

While mazes have a long history in legend and literature, the earliest surviving mazes date back only to Giovanni Fontana in 1395. Dave creates original mazes that have a start and a finish in a variety of media and sizes using colorful geometric effects.

Puzzle Mazes

Puzzle mazes add another condition to the traditional maze where one is required only to keep to the paths. Dave uses a variety of rules such as following paths in a color sequence, turn restrictions, and other requirements. This enables the creation of very challenging and visually interesting mazes while using fewer paths than traditional mazes. All Dave’s puzzle mazes are 24”x24” with directions rendered on the side and a solution provided on the back.

Featured Artwork by Dave Phillips

Maze of Life. 45”x45”. Scrabble Tiles on acrylic painted board. Puzzle Maze in Jigsaw. 39 Tape Measure Labyrinth 1. 48 Celtic Knot Labyrinth in Leggo bricks. 38 Fidget
Pinwheel Labyrinth. 36”x36”. Oil on board. Inside Out 1. 36”x36”. Latex on board. Spring Maze. 36”x36”. Oil on canvas. Seven Star Labyrinth 1. Latex on board.
Labyrinth Maze 1. 36”X36”. Latex on board. Labyrinth Maze 2. 36”X36”. Latex on board. Labyrinth Maze 3. 36”X36”. Latex on board. Labyrinth Maze 4. 36”X36”. Latex on board. Labyrinth Maze 5. 36”X36”. Latex on board.
Go With the Flow 2 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Turn Maze 3 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Color Paths 5 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Tile Sequence 7 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Right Turn Only 7 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board.
Mobius 1 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Path of the Devil Puzzle Maze. 24 Pac Man 1 Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Rolling Robots Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board. Broken Labyrinth Puzzle Maze. 24”x24”. Oil on board.