What a perfect combination of a painting and its design as a puzzle! Tara Flannery's design literally brings life to this Klimt painting. Don't get me wrong: I love Klimt's artwork, it just tends to look flat and motionless, whereas the cut of this puzzle gives it a rhythm and a groove. The pyramidal upper edge echoes nicely the composition of the painting, and the whimsies on top add movement and dynamic by depicting the cycle of life. Whimsies inside the image are adorable (baby clothes, toys and paraphernalia), dropouts enliven the composition, and to spice things up some pieces are misleading by looking as if they could be part of the irregular edges. The biggest challenge is probably to assemble the quilt on the crib: difficult to make sense of what first looks like big puddles of colors. It is fun to immerse oneself in these whirls of abstract shapes, it is a very painterly experience. The design of the puzzle gives a nice structure to this magma of colors. For puzzlers like me who tend to rely a lot on the reference image, here in some places you just have to let go and be playful. Isn't it what we are looking for in a good puzzle?! Tara Flannery, if ever I encounter the original of this painting, I will think of the design you came up with, for sure! They are now completely inseparable in my mind, because they SO beautifully complement each other.