I have been experimenting with random puzzle pieces from jigsaw puzzles since 2001. The classic puzzle pieces offered an interesting deflection for paint while creating Retro Spin Art. Since 2007, I have been creating detailed mosaic portraits of the human face. My specialty is being able to show great detail right down to eye lashes, lips and other fine facial features.
I have slowly developed and refined the technique of creating this art and have coined the term to describe it as Duzzle Art. Removing the “P” in Puzzle and replacing it with the letter “D” as it is the first letter of my name.
My inventory of well over a half million puzzle pieces would be enough to fill an average sized above ground pool! As a rule, I don’t paint any of the pieces. Many are cut and shaped to offer more detail in the project.
Early Puzzle Art Mosaics include an image inspired by a photo taken by Steve Mc Curry in 1985 of Sharbat Gula known as the “AFGHAN GIRL.” The 48” X 48” on canvas contains over 3075 puzzle pieces and took over 150 hours to complete.
The INGRID BERGMAN project was inspired by Andy Warhol and contains over 2200 pieces. INGRID is on display at Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” museum in Hollywood, California.
SOPHIA from the movie Casablanca (1964) is a 48″ x 48″ on canvas and contains over 3,100 puzzle pieces. SOPHIA is on display at Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” museum in Hollywood, California.
The LADY GAGA portrait contains almost 3400 puzzle pieces and is also on 48″ x 48″ canvas. She is coming soon to a Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” Museum near you!
LADY LIBERTY contains 3600 puzzle pieces and is on permanent display at the Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” museum in Time Square, New York City since July of 2011.
ABE LINCOLN is the first in a new series of Duzzle Art Mosaics using re-purposed computer keys from computer keyboards. ABE is a 48” x 48” on canvas and contains 4,081 keys! . ABE is coming soon to a Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” Museum near you!
My work has been on display in the Scott Laurent Collection, Winter Park, Fl (2008) I have done several art shows including Great Day in the Country, Oviedo, Fl, The Villages (2008), Deerfield Beach (2008), Orlando’s Downtown Art & Living Expo (2009), and Walt Disney World Enviro Products & Services Expo (2007.)
I do commission work and can discuss various factors involved with the puzzle art including the subject of the selected image, size, turnaround, framing, shipping and pricing.