Billy Hassell: Crossing the Rio Grande 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Quick Ship
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Billy Hassell (American, b. 1956) Crossing the Rio Grande, 2018
Billy Hassell (American, b. 1956) Crossing the Rio Grande, 2018 High above the expansive canyon, the golden-fronted woodpecker’s dramatic patterning takes center stage amidst cactus flowers, black-eyed Susans, and Texas bluebonnets. “Nature has fed my soul for my entire life,” says Billy Hassell, who since schoolboy days has been drawn to commemorate the wild places near his Texas home. From a bird’s-eye viewpoint, his bold and beautiful Crossing the Rio Grande, reproduced on this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, will transport you to the peaceful plateaus in the distance.
“Mother Nature’s stylist,” is how the New York Times refers to Billy Hassell, whose vivid paintings are studies in stylized naturalism, rooted in a deep sense of place. An artist and conservationist since childhood, Hassell (American, b. 1956) roamed the creeks and uncultivated areas around Dallas and began his life’s work by observing and drawing the lizards and other creatures he carried home in his pockets. He was as fascinated by their patterns and colors as he was by their very existence. Like the natural world itself, his paintings are charged with color and life, their energy balanced by points of stillness. He invites viewers to be quiet for a moment and venture into the wild. This inquisitive artist’s work is influenced by his travels, and though he still calls Texas home, he enjoys getting to know the land and its denizens wherever he goes. Throughout his career, Hassell has created limited-edition lithograph series whose sales support conservation-related organizations such as Audubon Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Big Bend Conservancy.
• Gather with family and friends for puzzle-piecing together! • Our luxury puzzles are crafted with attention to every detail • High-quality 250-GSM matte art paper for superior color, crisp details, and no glare • Ribbon-cut thick board for snug fit and minimal dust • Produced using thick recycled paper board • Exclusive selection of art from museums and artists around the world
Box size: 10.625 x 8.625 x 1.875 in. Puzzle size: 24 x 18 in.
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.