Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Remember jigsaw puzzles?  It's been decades since I've put one together although I have very fond memories of doing so as a kid.  Turns out that jigsaw puzzles are back (maybe they never left) and are definitely not the cheap pressed cardboard things I remember from my youth.  Now we have "artisanal" puzzles and I'm honored to have been asked by one the premier artisanal puzzle makers, Artifact Puzzles, to use a couple of my paintings for their puzzles.  Here's how they describe themselves:

Artifact Puzzles is a teeny-weeny artisanal micromanufacturer, trying to bring the pleasure of wooden jigsaws to a wider market.  

We make our puzzles in Seattle, USA using the latest in laser technology, environmentally friendly plywood, and soy-based inks.  

We seek out compelling art from every century to put you in touch with past, present, and imagined civilizations. Local and international artists design unique puzzle pieces for each image to help tell the story of the art, and to add charm to the puzzle experience.

We hope you find Artifact Puzzles a satisfying way to connect with friends and family.

The first puzzle is now available via their website here's a link to the page with my puzzle:  Kevin Sloan, The Gift Arrives.  Here is an image of the puzzle artwork --