Putting together a Jigsaw puzzle can be delightfully frustrating and Vancouver based artist Tim Klein wants to add in some extra pieces. Yes, Klein practices the obscure art of 'puzzle montage,' taking pieces from various jigsaw puzzle sets and re-arranging them to form a new stunning image.
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This puzzle montage practitioner said he was inspired by a 1988 magazine article he read on, whom he credits as, the 'pioneer' of the art form, Mel Andringa. So how does it work? "Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable. As a result, I sometimes find that I can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make a surreal picture that the publisher never imagined," explained Klein.