Life under the Sea

Catalog Code: 
A- 34
Description: 

This prize winning puzzle was cut by Conrad Armstrong in 1991, plywood, interlocking, cut along color lines and around the outlines of the fish. Also cut are 19 figure pieces representing a school of little fish inside one of the big fish. Conrad used 4 prints from a Barbara Wallace calendar of 12 prints each depicting tropical fish swimming in a sea of black.(see 4 postage sized copies of prints used). By double cutting some of the black sea pieces and one fish tail, he was able to rearrange the fish into the circle depicted while cutting black pieces which fit into more than one place, thus employing the special technique of double cutting-deception, i.e., the arrangement can be assembled in several different ways but only the way shown is "correct". Puzzle won Best of Show in an art and craft exhibition sponsored by Tufts Health Plan in 1993.

General Information
Date: 
1991
Width: 
20"
Height: 
28"
Container: 
box
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
318
Pieces Replaced: 
1
Colorline: 
yes
Figures: 
19
Interlock: 
yes
Styles: 
Topics: 
Sale Status: 
Not for Sale