The Secret to Completing Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creatures II Puzzle

Exquisite Creatures II might be the most frustrating and the most enjoyable puzzle you will ever complete. It combines the frustration of almost solid white border pieces with the satisfaction of easy to distinguish dragonflies, butterflies, and beetles. The colors are vibrant and appear to shimmer. The secret to completing this puzzle is to use a magnifying glass. As you study the details of each insect’s structure and texture you will feel like you are an entomologist searching for a new species. With a magnifying glass, you can distinguish an antenna from a leg and a wing from a shell.

The real beauty of this puzzle is the artistry of Christopher Marley. Watch the video below to learn more about how he collects and preserves insects, snakes, turtles, and more as he creates his exquisite designs. To see his work in person, check out the exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.

Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science created by Christopher Marley
December 12, 2019 – August 23, 2020

The puzzle is produced by Pomegranate. This company offers a wide selection of puzzles of fine art that are worthy of framing. Although the pieces do not have the soft click fit of a Ravensburger puzzle, Pomegranate puzzles are above average compared to competitors. Both the box and the pieces are sturdy and have a high-quality feel. In addition, the images are high resolution with strong colors. Scroll down to browse a selection of Pomegranate puzzles.

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