Urban Treehouse by Amy Shackleton
Full Title: Urban Treehouse (Kleinburg + New York)
Artist: Amy Shackleton (2019 © Visual Arts - CARCC)
Puzzle Designer: Jasen Robillard
Dimensions: 30.5 cm x 41 cm
Piece Count: 464
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Rather than conventional paintbrushes, Amy Shackleton uses squeeze bottles and gravity as her primary tools for creation. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered as the canvas is rotated to navigate. The architectural aspects are highly controlled while the natural elements embody the spontaneous liquid impulse. Shackleton’s work wrestles with these opposing forces, just as her own optimism wrestles with our shared space in the urban and natural worlds.
Through an optimistic lens, she creates unique urban landscape paintings that combine multiple locations into a single composition. 'Urban Treehouse' combines the deeply rooted natural landscapes of Kleinburg's cottage country in southern Ontario with the glass, cement and steel skyscrapers of New York City.
Read more about this design at our Deep Dive Design Blog.
Made in Canada.
Intriguing and Beautiful!
I loved the puzzle and the art work. The pieces were so unique and fun to put together. The challenge was definitely 4 of 5! It took me three days to complete, in increments of course.
Beautiful puzzle and best smelling wooden puzzle on the marker.
Colourful Urban Treehouse
We loved this one with the bright colours and urban symmetry. Some parts easier than others gives a challenge when sharing with others.
Two works of art in one piece
I've been eyeing this puzzle since I saw it on Amy Shackleton's IG feed. Delighted to meet the creators at the One of a Kind Show. There are so many fun details in the puzzle pieces that I feel I'm putting together more than one puzzle. The finished product is SO beautiful, I'm going to frame it. Can't wait to get more puzzles!