Bree Spicer and Logan Matthews Illustration Puzzle and Box

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 04-28-2016 01:00 PM 1324 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bree Spicer and Logan Matthews teamed up in this illustration, Bree creating the background and Logan the sailor.

The images are: the original; individual pieces; the back of the cut puzzle; the completed sliding lid box, puzzle and assembly tray; the cut puzzle from the front; and the artist’s credits.

Box, lid, and assembly tray components are poplar and Baltic birch plywood along with a bit of ribbon. The finish is shellac topped with paste wax.

Have a great day, Lumberjocks.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-28-2016 01:22 PM

WOW. that is really neat, Russ. Looks like lots of work to make it so good!

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 01:34 PM

Really, really cool! :) I love it!


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#3 posted 04-28-2016 02:51 PM

Fabulous project. The box is what makes the piece, IMHO. Great work!

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 03:57 PM

Really cool!

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 06:59 PM

Very unique and inspireing job. So different.

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#6 posted 04-28-2016 10:49 PM

The way the pieces were cut is very interesting, would really be a challenge to put together.

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 11:09 AM

Thanks everybody.

People seem to respond with surprise and excitement at the character of the pieces as I cut them. This puzzle went to the graduating valedictorian at the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I did not want the pieces to be “ordinary” in simple rows and columns. I wanted the pieces to have some interesting design elements, and maybe some panache, some flair, and some vivacity.

I gave her the puzzle yesterday and I’m glad to say that though it only has 78 pieces, it is still presents an interesting puzzle assembly challenge. This puzzle will also be included along with the original illustration in her senior exhibition.

Have a great day.

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#8 posted 04-30-2016 03:13 PM

Amazing work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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