We Are the Lotus Kids by Monique Munoz
Artist: Monique Munoz
Puzzle Designer: Jasen Robillard
Dimensions: 37 cm x 50 cm
Piece Count: 888
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Monique is a visionary artist and digital illustrator from Toronto, Ontario. Extracting wisdom and emotions from personal experiences and inner work, Monique excels at drawing out psychological archetypes within magical & mystical worlds dripping with saturated hues. We Are the Lotus Kids is one of her favourite pieces. She writes:
We are born as innocent children and as we grow older we let that innocence slip away. As hard as life gets, there are people who will remember the innocence and compassion that we were all born with. It’s the simplest lesson but it’s hardest to practice in a busy society. It requires patience and discipline. But once we start practicing, it will come easy to us and we remember, “Oh ya, I knew this all along.”
Whimsies in this extra large are linked to themes of compassion, enlightenment, nature and eastern mystical spirituality. Be forewarned: as is the case for those seeking enlightenment, the path chosen is fraught with challenges, twists and turns. This puzzle is not for the faint of heart nor the meek minded! We pulled out all the tricks in this puzzle: line cuts, small pieces, an irregular non-rectangular edge, symmetry and spirals. Good luck. :D
Made in Canada.
challenging but fun
I LOVE this puzzle so much. Yes, it is challenging but it is so satisfying to put together. I am about 2/3 the way through on my 3rd go round with this one and and can not convey the joy it is to work with these gorgeous coloured pieces.
Fabulous - as expected with Stumpcraft, the puzzle was exquisitely crafted, the colors stunning, and just the right amount of difficult
GORGEOUS piece of art
This is the most beautiful Stumpcraft puzzle that I've ever done. It is hard to believe that it is not one of a kind because when the puzzle is put together it looks like it a one of a kind hand painted piece of art and the free pencil lines add to this feeling. I've done this puzzle 3 times with friends and each time I choose a different area to concentrate on. Of course the stripes are easiest and then finishing up the edges of the dress and the child comes together at the end quite quickly. The rest of the dress is quite challenging. This puzzle is huge and magnificent. If there is one StumpCraft puzzle that you must own, it is this one.
Whimsical pieces are intricate and interesting. The thickness of the wood is a sure sign of the quality of this puzzle. I look forward to future purchases. Although we just opened the box, I expect the puzzle will take longer than normal as we marvel at the cuts.
We Art The Lotus Kids
This puzzle was a great challenge at about 40 hours to do. Now being my third one, I always enjoy the detail and quality. I am hoping they come out with more large puzzles like this. You will really enjoy this one!!