Welcome to Duzzle Art
Mosaic artist Doug Powell creates one-of-a-kind, contemporary mosaics for gallery, architectural, community and home settings. His art is exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private, public and corporate collections. Doug’s mosaics are created using random jigsaw puzzle pieces and cast off compauter keys from computer keyboards.
Doug’s first contact with mosaics was in early 2003 when memories from his childhood fascination with “Spin Art” resurfaced. He built a home-made spin art machinecapable of spinning large canvases up to 48” x 48”. Glued on puzzle pieces, chunks of wood and other interesting objects served as a deflection when acrylic and house paint were systematically dropped on the spinning canvas.
This set the platform for experimentation with house hold materials being used to create unusual art mosaics especially the common jigsaw puzzle. Spending an afternoon assembling a puzzle was never Doug’s cup of tea. “Taking many boxes of random puzzles, mixing them together and then creating something completely new and different was clearly the logical thing to do”, Says Doug.
The trial and error in configuring those puzzle pieces finally evolved into large detailed portraits of iconic personalities such as Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren and the Statue of Liberty.
Incorporating the use of recycled Cast-Off Computer keys from computer keyboards is the latest material Doug is using to create dramatic portraits including Abe Lincoln, John F Kennedy and Frankenstein.
Select portraits from Doug’s collection of Jigsaw Puzzle Art Mosaics and Computer Key portraitsare on exhibit in Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” museums from Times Square, New York City to Hollywood, California.