This is a 65 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of a digital artwork by Dennis Brady. The abstract sculptural pieces were designed by puzzle artist Tara Flannery in what we call Stokes-style, a tribute to the signature style of master hand-cutter John Stokes III (used with permission). This is a quick, fun puzzle- it takes most adults 20-60 minutes to put together. We laser-cut the pieces from 1/4" thick wood. The puzzle does not have any straight edge pieces, and measures about 11" x 11" when completed. NOTE: The irregular edge is not shown in the image on the box! The puzzle is packaged in a small box with a magnetic clasp. Made in USA.
Review: Such a nice puzzle. The large pieces are a very pleasant change of pace from the usual. It does take a bit to get them to fit in the blue box - a small added puzzle.
Review: This is a great puzzle. The large pieces are easy to work with and wonderfully designed. I am a big Tara Flannery fan and this is my favorite.
Name: Hazel Altan
Review: This puzzle is my very favorite for introducing others to the wonders of Artifact. The heft and colorful variety of the individual pieces makes them a joy to handle and examine, and the puzzle goes together as if by magic - at first it seems almost chaotic, but then the connections start to show themselves and away you go! The completed image is aesthetically strong and pleasing, too. With just 65 pieces, it's a pretty quick one - I like to take it with me to restaurants, for example, because two or three people can do it while waiting on a meal, and it's got a small enough footprint that a group at a four-top table can easily enjoy it together. It's one of my most frequently shared puzzles, because it draws people in to the tactile and artistic experience of Artifact in a very accessible way. I love getting people hooked on Artifact, and this is a wonderful place to start.
Review: My all-time favorite Artifact puzzle! Just when you think you've got the pattern down, it changes on you. Each piece is a separate work of art in itself, and the edges are definitely not even. I love the color pattern, which is simply one of color and design. a delight to the eye from whatever angle. I've done this multiple times now, and it gets me each time. Yet it's not inherently difficult, and I can now do it in 20 minutes if the puzzle gods are on my side.
Name: Jessica Saenz
Review: After months of looking, wishing, contemplating, this was my first Artifact puzzle purchased. I admit, my expectations were pretty high, but I was not disappointed in the least! I absolutely love the quality of this puzzle and the uniqueness of each piece. Even the wooden box it comes in is quality made and stands out amongst our modest "basic" puzzle collection. I would highly recommend this as a great puzzle, especially for Artifact newbies. It wasn't exactly easy, but it wasn't overly difficult either. Perfect balance between "I finished it way too quickly, now what?" And "I'm starting to think my grandchildren will have to finish this for me some day.." I was originally planning on hanging it up for display, but I enjoyed putting it together so much I ultimately put it back in the handy storage box and have since put it together multiple times. Not a single broken piece. And I've even had destructive little boys help a few times, so that's saying something!