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Pieces of Art

Design duo Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System give the classic jigsaw puzzle a 21st-century revamp by completely re-imagining this old-school form of entertainment as an interactive contemporary art piece.

Combining the pair's passion for nature, science, technology, and the puzzles they pieced together as children, this design-inclined jigsaw uses custom software that simulates dendritic solidification, a complex crystal growth process that resembles the formation of snowflakes. A laser cutter then translates these one-off, organic patterns into a unique set of interlocking plywood pieces whose amoebic shapes can be just as challenging to connect as any 1,000-piece classic.

Finding a kindred spirit in generative artist Jonathan McCabe, the team applies his diffused landscapes to their jigsaws giving challenge seekers a one-of-a-kind contemporary piece of art to discover. Once assembled, you can display your artful accomplishment with pride, or you can break it up and save it for the next time you'd like to brighten up a rainy day. Designed, printed, and cut in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Due to the nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Item ID
23278
Made from
archival pigment ink, archival paper, birch plywood
Measurements
7.75" dia. About 80 pieces
Notes
Care instructions: do not get wet.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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GENERATIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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50%

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Pros

  • Entertaining (4)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Family (4)
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5.0

Purchased as a Christmas gift.

By 

from Springfield IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about GENERATIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE:

    recipient was extremely pleased.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    cute puzzle but pieces delaminating

    By 

    from houston, tx

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Entertaining
    • Fun

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Family

    Comments about GENERATIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE:

    i was excited to find a unique wood puzzle. but because the pieces are so intracate, this problem should have been resolved

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Unique

    By 

    from Southborough, MA

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Challenging
    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about GENERATIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE:

      My Mother in Law loves to do jigsaw puzzles and she really enjoys puzzles with different shaped pieces and this just about had her name written on it when I saw it. Thanks for the unique gift which arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Puzzle-ing

      By 

      from California

      About Me Puzzle Artist

      Pros

      • Beautiful Once Finished
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Too Easy

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about GENERATIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE:

      Easy, maybe a bit too so. Very pretty. As a puzzle artist myself, I'd say not complex enough. Good job for kids though!

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      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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