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Artifact Puzzles - Aaron Wolf Cathedral of the Tides Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Artifact Puzzles - Aaron Wolf Cathedral of the Tides Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 86.00

This is a delightful 360-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of "Cathedral of the Changing Tides" by Aaron Wolf. With an Escher-esque puzzle design by Jef Bambas, the art and puzzle come together for a divine experience, with many themed whimsies and a decorative edge.  Be warned you may find this a really hard puzzle! Like all our puzzles, made with 1/4" thick wood and the pieces are laser-cut. Packaged in our standard pine wood box. Made in the USA.

11.25" by 15.25"

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Name: Isabelle
Review: Say you were badly bitten by a turtle sometime in your life, and you developed a debilitating turtle-phobia: stay away from this puzzle, seriously, otherwise it will trigger some major meltdown. Otherwise, anyone interested in a fun medium-challenging puzzle should go for it. Religious iconography in the whimsies? Sure, it's a cathedral after all, and some whimsies refer to images you may see in a cathedral. This puzzle is beautiful and makes you smarter: the irregular edges and the tessellation (hello turtles!) force you to pay extra attention. Pretty soon, your brain starts to differentiate subtle nuances of greens and entertain some fun inner dialog ("looking for a turtle with back right leg going inward, green head and white butt"). That will shut your monkey mind off for a moment, and put you in a transe like state. Similarly to meditation, it is a very efficient way to ground you and clear your mind from unnecessary ruminations. After a couple of hours vacations away from my inner chattering, I felt refreshed and more productive!
Name: Peter C.
Review: "Cathedral of The Tides" is a magical puzzle that is both delightful and challenging. The unconventional uneven edges require a different visual perspective that at first may seem frustrating, but then lead to many high fives when you get the hang of it. The image has an inviting feel from a far away fantasy land that drew me in over and over. The level of difficulty was just right for my wife and I, who are reasonably good, but definitely not puzzle superstars. Highly recommended!
Name: Evelyn
Review: This puzzle was fun for the most part! Beautiful image and fun turtle-shaped pieces. And though I was surprised by the number of religious whimsies, they really didn't bother me. What bothered me more were the false fits, which happened more often than normal when compared to other wooden puzzles I've done. Not as difficult as I expected either, so will be searching for an even more difficult puzzle this time around!
Name: Jing
Review: This is a beautiful piece. I don't know why people was bothered by religious whimsies. It's a cathedral for God's sake. The irregular border is challenging and huge amount of turtles are cute and fun.
Name: Ronald S Lehner
Review: This was a hair puller for the entire family. After this was completed, each agreed that they hated turtles and never wanted to see another.

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