Better Is the Ready Puzzle

Using work from both contemporary and classic artists, Art Piece puzzles are beautifully complex and, when complete, literal works of art. Among the recurring themes in American artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri’s enchanting, idiosyncratic, and curiously complex artworks are self-portraits in which she frequently incorporates art supplies—“symbols of hope, anticipation, and eagerness.” When telling the story behind her larger-than-life work Better is the Ready, Olivieri relates how she thinks of the artist “like a soldier or scout, wearing badges of past experiences, triumphs, and challenges.” 


Sturdy construction.

Superb reproduction.