Born in Colorado Springs, CO, Warren Stokes is a self-taught artist and mazeologist. During his early years he had a love for drawing sports and comics. But frustrated with the look of his people he never took art seriously. Attending Colorado State University for Technical Communications and Journalism he received a degree in Public Relations with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. During that time he begin to really develop a love for writing and public speaking or storytelling.
The beginning of his art side of life was created during a 4 week job training almost seven years before he would complete another art maze. Bored and angry with his job and the professional direction his life was headed in he started doodling on the back of a notebook, day dreaming of what life should be like. Once the space was filled he noticed that each individual drawing was spaced in a way that could be navigated through like a maze. Impressed with the look of the drawings he tried a few more doodles with the goal of creating t-shirt designs.
Since ’09, Stokes has created more than 360 pieces of art all mazes, started and finished the maze a day project, sold his art and had his art used in two novels. With the goal of “creating a more difficult maze every time,” this artist has the potential to create thousands of pieces of beautifully creative art. His website is www.maze-ing.com.