Rosie Number One 1000 Pc Puzzle
Fun, functional art with a purpose.
This 1000 piece puzzle is created through a collaboration between a young Black woman in Brooklyn, NYC and a Brooklyn based painter, Tim Okamura.
Tim's work investigates identity, environment, metaphor and cultural iconography through a unique blend of realism and mixed media. His juxtaposition of street art and classical academic styles creates a distinct visual language that balances the traditional story-telling of portraiture with modern contemporary motifs.
Not just a cool puzzle, but each sale supports both a rising artist and a micro-company getting started in a very complicated retail environment - which is why for the first time in many years, I've broken my "not made in China" rule.
Mandi had a contract with a US puzzle manufacturer signed but when covid hit she was too small to get production from them and was forced to move production, for now, to China. Her goal is to move production to the US within the next 2 years.
Measures 26"x 19" when complete. Difficulty level - VERY!
Made of recycled chipboard and non-toxic inks. Printed in China.
For children 3+ as this product contains small pieces that may present a choking hazard.