Barbara Takenaga: Gold + Red 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Gold + Red
, 2005, by Barbara Takenaga.
Acrylic on wood panel, 106.7 x 91.4 cm (42 x 36 in.)
Barbara Takenaga arranges the simple components of her dense, abstract paintings into stunningly detailed compositions that undulate, radiate, and recede in seemingly infinite space. Her dazzling repetition of forms suggests the inherent yet sometimes incomprehensible logic of both the cosmic and the cellular, while crisp, saturated color defines each discrete element in the tightly woven, tessellated work.
Barbara Takenaga lives and works in New York City and teaches at Williams College. Her work has been widely exhibited at museums and galleries nationwide and is represented in the permanent collections of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia; The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The National Academy of Art, New York, NY; and The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, among others.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, Pomegranate’s 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.