Brand spankin’ new, hot off the laser cutter — a new puzzle! Is it just me or do jigsaw puzzles really RULE? I love ’em, I literally can’t walk by one in progress without stopping to work on it. I think this kind of stuff really speaks to me, a mix of art and “object” — it goes all the way back to the lunch box and TV tray paintings I used to do and this idea of taking something from childhood and appropriating it for adult use. (Okay the puzzles are not pornographic like the lunch boxes were. Yet. <g>) Why should art just be this static thing that lives only on your wall? I really dig the idea that people can play with their art.
So here they are in all their multi-piece glory, just in time for the holidays! The completed puzzles are 12 x 16 inches, the color is lush and lovely, the spiral cuts are intricate and mesmerizing. They come in a nifty round canister, each of which will be signed and numbered. The edition for this puzzle is only 50, they are $50 each (plus shipping), and they have 50 pieces — just kidding! They actually have 192 pieces — *that* oughta keep you busy for a while! Please email me if you want one (that way I can make sure I don’t run out and you can pick your shipping method — firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d like to put a little “Buy It Now” button on here but this close to the holidays I feel like I need to micro-manage this a bit.
Note: These are not the same as the hand-cut wooden puzzles (edition of 10) that I had in LA for the “Monster Ballads” show — these are more traditional cardboard puzzles, 1/16th inch thick, hence they are much more affordable! It’s still a limited edition release tho’, so if you reeeeally want one, don’t wait around too long.
Did I mention I *love* jigsaw puzzles?