Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mike Nettmann and his puzzle pieces exhibition


Mike Nettmann, a South African born artist, who has lived in New Zealand for 30 years, has also used jigsaw puzzle pieces as the basis for his artwork. His exhibition of paintings shows jigsaw puzzle pieces representing gratitude, humility, loyalty, faith, obedience, love, tolerance and respect - all of which he has put into a basket of lost values. Read about the exhibition here.
Click here for a glimpse of the exhibition.
The exhibition is on at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand until May 11.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mosaics from jigsaw pieces



If you have ever wondered what to do with those jigsaw puzzles that have bits missing, perhaps you could donate them to N├╝rnberg-based artist Gerhard Mayer who re-purposes thousands of pieces from jigsaw puzzles to create enormous, abstract collages that fill entire gallery walls. He uses a delicate process of layering sections of puzzles that have already been pieced together to create new images and textures. See more of his work here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I finished the Wills and Kate jigsaw

I have just finished the 250 piece Wills and Kate engagement jigsaaw. it was fun to do - certainly not difficult, and the whimsie pieces made it extra fun. These are little theme cut pieces - such as their initials, a heart, rings, wine glasses etc. They really add to the beauty of the puzzle. it is very good quality too. I'd definitely recommend it for something a bit special.