14 October 2010

Matchbook Art - Old U.S. Puzzle

I just finished this new piece on Monday.  It's a little different from a lot of my previous stuff.  I wanted to try some new things and incorporate some of my collections and estate sale finds.  I got my inspiration from Dolan Geiman right here.  I bought the old US puzzle at an estate sale this summer.  We took all the states and made magnets out of them for our fridge.  It's a great way for our kids to learn their US geography.  The puzzle background was starting to come apart and I was about to trash it when I saw Dolan's piece.  That is when I got the idea to make something similar.  I dumped out a few large jars of matchbooks I've been collecting since college and went through them to find some of my favorite spots and some of the most colorful ones.  I attached them to the puzzle background, painted and weathered the silhouette and then screwed the two pieces together leaving a little space in between.  I had fun doing this and I really like the outcome.  It's a great way to display some of these great matchbook covers.


  1. Really dig this piece. I like how you have brought your 2D work into 3D it is a very fluid transition. If you ever want to trade some art let me know. I really like your work!


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