Makoto Nakamura (Japanese, b. 1947)
Five Motifs: Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Fish, and Flowers
Inspired by M. C. Escher, Makoto Nakamura creates tessellations—repeating patterns without gaps or overlaps—of shapes of animals, people, and plants. Stare at this engaging 300-piece puzzle for a while, and you'll find a lot of rabbits, cats of all colors, white and pink birds, schools of fish, and floral abundance.