Tim Klein is not only a fan of puzzles, he gets really creative with them! He fires up his imagination to stretch the boundaries of typical puzzle play and uses them to create mashup-style, one-of-a-kind works of montage art.
Imagine having two puzzle boxes side by side, one with an image of a horse and the other with an image of a train. Tim looks at those two images and imagines how he might be able to combine them to create something new. Making an eye-catching combo image that makes sense all on its own, in an alternative, or alt-design kind of way - that takes creativity!
He’s one of only a few people in the world who have pursued this art form to the extent he has and he shares details about his ability to look at the world with such an eye for the unusual.
On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Tim about how he discovered a passion for creating puzzle montages, his creative process when starting a new piece, methods of developing a design concept, and whether he aims to tell a story or simply surprise a viewer’s eyes with his works of art.
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People who inspire Tim:
Mel Andringa (puzzle montage), Gerry Uelsmann (photo montage), Lucas Samaras (mixed media artist).
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