Mike Wilks (British, b. 1947)
The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, 1990–1992
From The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, by Mike Wilks
Two by two, over 700 quirky creatures crowd this eye-twisting, brain-teasing painting by artist and author Mike Wilks. In his book The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, Wilks challenges sharp-eyed viewers to find “a vociferous insect and a bird with a loud voice,” “a mammal with a nose for luck,” “a talkative antipodean,” and a single creature “alone and without a mate.” Might the mateless, mystery creature be clad in a gray business suit and playing a musical instrument? The search begins as you tackle this fascinating 1,000-piece puzzle.