In this body of work, I play with jigsaw puzzle pieces. I cut them, reorder them, and glue them onto bristol board with their backs facing the viewer. My idea was to play with the expectations we have of a puzzle. Usually, putting together a puzzle is satisfying. Chaos becomes order. Pieces fit and make sense when put in place. They transform from meaningless to integral.  We begin to see beyond any single piece and understand the big picture. It mirrors what we search for in our lives. Instead, I taken the individual pieces apart to find meaning in an alternate ordering.

 

Picking up the Pieces is a fifteen panel polyptych. In it, I reconfigured each standard puzzle shape into twelve into new shapes that are laid out in grids.  Like a personal and cultural Rorschach test, I labeled them with my associations.

Picking up the Pieces

17”h x 11”w each

2019

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Redacted II 

19"h x 13" w

2020

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Memory

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2020

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Haploid

17"h x 11"w

2019

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Missing Links

19"h x 13"w

2020

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Disintegrate

17"h x 11"w

2019