Jigsaw Blossoms

Eric Westra's avatar Eric Westra

Jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood, and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw, hence the name. In this particular artwork, that process is reversed. The wood will first be cut into the various pieces (128 puzzle pieces), and then each piece will be painted individually by members of the community at Tulip City Panache in Holland, Michigan. None of the painters will be able to see the adjoining pieces. In fact, they won't even know what the final completed work is supposed to look like, only their individual piece. Only after all of the puzzle pieces are reassembled will we know what the unique end result will be. We have not even begun painting yet, and already there is a buzz! And since the pieces will have velcro backing, the work can be an interactive piece. So many different hands, so many different styles...all flowering into one beautiful scene, piece by piece!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Acrylic on wood
  • Width: 8
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 4