Each piece is numbered on the back and intended to be placed in order. A print on the front of the pieces helps the user find the “correct” placement — the choice I’d make. As the puzzle is being solved, a towering pile of garbage displaces an idyllic green meadow and clear blue sky. The user is meant to learn good strategy by physically making the correct moves (even though they’re being made at first for superficial reasons — piecing together the surface image).
I constructed this piece from digital prints bonded to balsa wood, and for a few days after I thought I’d permanently crippled my right hand from cutting it out.