I enjoyed working mazes when I was a kid. Every Christmas, I would get one of those newsstand, newsprint, maze books stuffed into my stocking. Do you know that there is a trick for always getting out?
Lately, I've been keeping my eye out for some new accent patterns to scatter and fade around the backgrounds of my artistic compositions. On Saturday I saw the maze like patterns found in Mayan and Aztec art discussed on a history show; and that started a muse running. Thank you Peter Weller.
Having a few idle minutes to fill while I waited for the computer to reboot Sunday afternoon, I sketched out a maze on some graph paper. My method was to first define a large rectangle on the graph paper with an opening in two places. Then I drew a meandering course, with a highlighter, through about one hundred boxes, leading from one opening to the other. Then, I went back and drew in the wall lines of the maze, making sure that none of the walls crossed the highlighter's line.
Sticking it to the wall with a thumb tack, I snapped a picture and then loaded it into my photo editing software for some clean-up and a few cosmetic changes.
Then I unchained the muses.
Below are the first three creations in order of creation:
Shared for your enjoyment.
Best Wishes To All