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Artifact Puzzles - Erin Hanson Crystal Grove Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Artifact Puzzles - Erin Hanson Crystal Grove Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 75.00

This is a 357 piece puzzle of Erin Hanson's painting, "Crystal Grove". With split tendril connectors and similar colors sweeping across much of the image, this puzzle is one of the most difficult we make. The puzzle is designed by Tara Flannery and Jef Bambas, inspired by a tessellation by Mark Dow. Its pattern and whimsies pair well with Erin Hanson's Open Impressionism art style and emphasis on movement in the landscape. If you are looking for a gorgeous and challenging puzzle, this one is for you.

Like all our puzzles, laser-cut from 1/4" thick wood. Packaged in our standard pine wood box. Made in USA (specifically, in Menlo Park, just south of San Francisco).

10" by 16"

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Name: Danielle
Review: One of the most beautifully colored and difficult puzzles!!! The cut of the pieces and the way they fit together is so unique!!! I highly recommend it to any one who wants a real challenge!!!
Name: Michael Brandt
Review: I took a chance on this one, the piece count is quite a bit lower than my usual threshold of interest, but it turned out to be well worthwhile. My habit is to work puzzles without looking at the box picture. Obviously I have some idea of what they will be since I had to see the catalog picture before placing an order, but I make a point of not glimpsing the box cover when I unpack the shipment and dump out the pieces and put the box out of sight. This took me a couple of long afternoons working “blind”. I greatly enjoyed not being able to distinguish any edge pieces. I’ve done a few irregularly shaped ones from Liberty Puzzles and been disappointed that despite there being no straight edges the edge pieces can still be distinguished by a narrow color border. That’s not the case here. Any given piece could be a corner, or an edge, or interior. The colors are very vivid, perhaps the brightest in my experience, and the colors are so numerous and change so quickly that a strategy of building out by color is not very productive. As far as the piece shapes go, this is not like some Wentworth puzzles I’ve done where many pieces are exactly the same. I’m pretty sure no two pieces are exactly alike but they are so similar that looking for distinct shapes to fit in a hole will not get you very far very fast either. So why only four stars? Another 100 or 200 more pieces would have earned it the fifth star in my estimation, but see my first sentence - well worthwhile.
Name: Jen Hojo
Review: We loved this one. Challenging - yes. Beautiful and truly an amazing feat to design this puzzle. Let you king forward to more artifact puzzles!
Name: Tim Flint
Review: This puzzle is more than challenging. I took about 13 wonderful hours to finish it and I do a 1000 piece Hometown Collection puzzle in 6 to 7 hours. As usual the pieces fit precisely and smoothly but there were a number that would fit in multiple places so you had to examine the picture carefully as well as the fit. The lack of an easily defined outside edge made me finish from the inside out which was a first for me in all my years of doing puzzles. Looking forward to pulling it out in a year and doing it again.
Name: Karen
Review: This was the most difficult puzzle I've ever put together. But, I absolutely LOVED it. The colors are so vibrant they will make you dizzy with delight!

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