Here is a new style for doing steps. I like it!
In April, I visited the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida. Winding paths through palm gardens and monumental sculptures- it’s perfect. I took many pictures... Norton’s towering Gate sculptures loom out of the foliage or are revealed around bends of the path.
This summer I made a maze based on the gardens. Here is a detail.
You can see the full puzzle on my Twitter!
It's been a while since I've posted a maze. Here I'm playing with Brutalist Architecture- which has been quite the internet trend for a bit now. I am happy with how the maze turned out. It is simple, a little tricky, and has very clear paths.
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Similar to a couple in the book, "From Here To There: A Book of Mazes to Wander and Explore". Have fun!
Rusting steel sculpture reference, in case I want to include lots of Serra sculptures. I do.
I've finished inking the maze I showed off in August for the "Path Notation" entry. Here is a detail of the top of that same section. The working title is "Tall Rocks".
My working titles are kind of boring.
I've just scanned all my pencil layouts! Here I am "inking" in a spherical city maze. I'm wearing my new Threadless hoodie and listening to the audiobook Gone Girl on Overdirve.
Inking the big spaceport maze. I don't add color until the black is done. I've noted some things that will need to be addressed.
Although the mazes are often free-form and doodle-like, I need to keep track of the paths. Here is an example of my notations tracking paths alongside the final pencil drawing. Arrows are typically the "hero" path that will lead to the end. O's are paths open on both ends that I will eventually attach to a hero or false path. Letters or numbers refer to a specific fork, usually close to the start, so I know where to reconnect looping false paths or eventual solution paths.
Concrete overhanging blocks. This should be fun to color.
I'm working on a larger maze with lots of spaceships. here is a detail.
Laying down guidelines for this large garden maze. Usually I let the perspective kind of wander, but I wanted to try something with a little more discipline. I hope it won't feel too uptight when done.