What’s better than a jigsaw puzzle? How about a puzzle within a puzzle? That is to say, a jigsaw puzzle that forms an image made up of lots of little images. If this sounds like a fun challenge to you, read on to learn about the photomosaic jigsaw puzzle.
A photographic mosaic, or photomosaic as it’s usually referred to, is a form of art comprised of a large picture made up of hundreds or possibly thousands of small pictures. For example, from a distance the larger picture may appear to be a bird, but up close, that image is made up from lots of little pictures of birds or nature.
Photomosaics were first created in the 1990’s and the subject matters include classic artwork, photographs of various subjects, favorite cartoon characters, famous people, and sporting events like NASCAR. Another interesting feature of photomosaics is that the small pictures can be various shapes: square, rectangle or even hexagon or octagon.
Now that you understand photomosaics, imagine working a jigsaw puzzle that, when completed, forms a photomosaic image. That’s a challenge, especially when you consider that a lot of photomosaic jigsaw puzzles come with 1,000 pieces! When putting one of these together, you won’t always be able to recognize an appropriate piece by the image on it as you might in another puzzle because all of the tiny images, when isolated on puzzle pieces, can make the larger picture hard to see until it’s all put together. Therefore, you’ll have to rely on your puzzling superpowers and create a strategy to piece this puzzle together.
If you’re looking for your next puzzle challenge, and want to try something unique and maybe a little more difficult than usual, think about trying a photomosaic jigsaw puzzle.