A jigsaw puzzle manufacturer typically uses the same die-cut pattern for many different puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable, so I sometimes find that I can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make a surreal “puzzle montage” that the manufacturer never imagined. I take great pleasure in discovering such strange images lying shattered, sometimes for decades, within the cardboard boxes of ordinary mass-produced puzzles.
These artworks are float-mounted and ready to hang on your wall. (See the bottom of this page for details.) Please pay attention to the dimensions shown under each work. They all appear about the same size here, but in reality some are much larger than others.
Recent media attention has been flattering, but intense! I’ve now sold out of every artwork that I had available, sorry. But there are plenty more to come, perhaps including more instances of the ones shown here, if I can find more copies of the source puzzles. If you want to know about newly available montages, please join my mailing list (see below). Meanwhile, I’m looking into publishing a book or calendar. And as an enthusiastic public speaker, I’m available to give a fun 20-to-60-minute talk and slideshow about my adventures with the obscure art of puzzle montage. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!
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