This 254 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features one of Los Angeles artist Joe Vaux's paintings with his characteristic nature-gone-wild flair. Joe Vaux also designed the sea monster whimsy pieces (click on the small image below the big image above to see example puzzle pieces). This is a fun puzzle to do with family or a group of friends, or just relaxing on your own (difficulty rating: average). This puzzle has a straight edge. All our puzzles are made of layers of hard and soft woods and are roughly 1/4" thick in the USA. This puzzle comes packaged in our standard unfinished pine wooden box. Warning: puzzle pieces are a choking hazard for small children.
Name: Timothy Wright
Review: To observe that any Joe Vaux art work is weird is redundant. This puzzle made from his art work is no less weird. It does however have a regular border so I started that first and then started sorting by sky color working from top to bottom. It scares me that I personally find his work so interesting. I finished in one 2.5 hr sitting. In my experience this puzzle was up to the best Artifact standards. I had great fun with this puzzle.
Name: Niki wilson
Review: I love this puzzle and its unique shapes i cant wait to buy more they are SO fun!!! Thank you for making them!!
Review: I sometimes really have to laugh at the inner conversation I have going when I’m solving a puzzle; often it’s about describing a shape I need and goes something like “Look for a big claw; round on the top, pointy on the bottom” (Unseen) or “I need a big-curvy-brown-stripy thing” (Big Bank Robbery). One of the funniest things I caught myself repeating was “Look for the pastel ones” while solving Fishing Village. Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, this tender tale of familial love does indeed contain a number of pastel pieces! There is a lot of paradox here. This was the first puzzle I felt compelled to flip over and examine from the back side (a practice I’ve embraced that helps me pick out elements I sometimes miss topside). The cut for this puzzle with whimsy pieces designed by Vaux is a riotous study in fishy chaos, full of all manner of ocean-gone-wild. Joe Vaux tells a great story, Artifact designs uniquely artistic puzzles keyed to their subjects; together they are a brilliant pairing. So fun.