Fantastic Garden 2013

Monumental Puzzle Print #4


The Fantastic Garden 2013

Fantastic Garden 2012

Print Information
Print Title: Fantastic Garden 2013: Monumental Collaborative Puzzle Print #4
Project Director: Maria Arango Diener 1000woodcuts@gmail.com
Project Dates: March 2013 to December 2013
Artists: 92 artists listed following
Type of Print: Woodcut Puzzle Print
Paper: Rising Stonehenge Natural, 4 sheets 22 x 30 (56 x 76 cm) inches each
Block: Cherry Plywood, 4 blocks 22 x 30 inches (56 x 76 cm), cut into 92 irregular puzzle pieces approximately 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) in diameter
Ink: Daniel Smith Traditional Black #79 Oil Based Relief
Edition: First edition 110 print sets of four prints each, untitled, unnumbered, unsigned, stamped on back with Project Seal. Print sets distributed to participants; additional sets and blocks to remain in Director’s possession for exhibition and funding of future projects.
Printed in 1000 Woodcuts studio in Las Vegas Nevada USA by the Project Director.

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Puzzle Prints Defined

Fantastic Garden to scaleBriefly, a Monumental Puzzle Print is a large design composed of "puzzle pieces", each of which is designed and carved by a unique artist under a common theme. The coordinator designs and cuts the puzzle, sends the pieces and assembles the carved pieces. The entire design is printed after the puzzle is assembled and each participant receives a huge print encompassing the entire design.

The Theme: Fantastic Garden

It's springtime! The birds are singing right outside my window and a wave of spring will soon reach all the far away lands where my fellow printmakers await eagerly.

The theme for this project is "Fantastic Garden", as tightly or loosely interpreted as each participant wishes. 
The overall design will interpret the theme literally, that is, the overall design is quite literally a fantastic (fantasy) imaginary garden. The piece each participant receives may or may not be recognizable and the shape may or may not influence the individual's design. The design may be how an individual perceives a garden, real or imaginary, representative or not, or feelings and emotions evoked by the theme, etc. Anything goes in the Fantastic Garden!

The only requirement is that the design is inspired by the general theme: Fantastic Garden.


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