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Original Woodcut Peace Puzzle 8-panel (22x30 each) Collaborative Puzzle Print Very Limited 160 International Artists

Original Woodcut Peace Puzzle 8-panel (22x30 each) Collaborative Puzzle Print Very Limited 160 International Artists

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Peace Puzzle 2015: 160 artist collaboration woodcut print

Project Information
Briefly, 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 project director designs and cuts the wood block into puzzle-like pieces, then sends the pieces to participant artists; they carve their own small design and send the tiny piece back. Then the director assembles the carved pieces. The entire design is printed as a woodcut print after the puzzle is reassembled and finally each participant receives a huge print encompassing the entire design. This is the fifth such project and for as long as I have the energy, there will be many more to come.
Contributions from each artist vary from delicate to whimsical to bold and, together, make each print as beautiful and unique as only collaborative puzzle-art can be. Each piece represents not only a unique style and design but a person, an artist, a unique individual, a fellow earthling previously unknown. Each piece loses itself and unites as a whole, the same way a single musical instrument perfectly melds into the harmony of an orchestral composition. Large, small, human, animal, literal, abstract, proud and humble…all together we make art in perfect harmony.

Print Information
Print Title: Peace Puzzle 2015: Monumental Collaborative Puzzle Print #5
Project Director: Maria Arango Diener
Project Dates: February 2015 to November 2015
Artists: 160 artists listed following
Type of Print: Woodcut Puzzle Print
Size: 44 inches high (112 cm) by 120 inches wide (305 cm)
Paper: Rising Stonehenge White, 8 sheets 22 x 30 (56 x 76 cm) inches each
Block: Cherry Plywood, 8 blocks 22 x 30 inches (56 x 76 cm), cut into 160 irregular puzzle pieces approximately 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) in diameter
Ink: Gamblin Portland Black and Tom Huck’s Intense Black Oil Based Relief
Edition: First edition 160 print sets of eight 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.

Peace In Print colophon/information book is included
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