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Artist Painstakingly Assembles Thousands of Puzzle Pieces into This Table

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 14, 2011 @ 9:04 am In Art | 1 Comment

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Nothing is worse than working on a puzzle for three days only to find a handful of pieces missing – but if you find them under the couch after years, you may not know what to do with them. Artist Rupert McKelvie [2] takes that frustration and waste [3] and turns it into something new and complete. The Devon-based furniture designer has painstakingly assembled thousands of orphaned puzzle pieces into this amazingly intricate table.



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McKelvie put hundreds of hours into this fascinating project. Trained as a classic boat builder, the designer has managed to turn the flimsy pieces into something that appears quite stable and functional. This is sustainable art [5] and upcycling at its most creative (and tedious?)

+ Rupert McKelvie [2]


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[2] Rupert McKelvie: http://www.rupertmckelvie.com/

[3] and waste: http://inhabitat.com/electronics-recycling-101-the-problem-with-e-waste/

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[5] sustainable art: http://inhabitat.com/beyond-green-towards-a-sustainable-art/sustainableart/

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