About The Puzzle
"The diversity of life in Narragansett Bay and the waters around Rhode Island is a wonder and something to be honored. Here I’ve pieced together public domain engravings from various 19th century American type foundries, along with several of my original drawings. The images start as black and white line art. I then add color in Photoshop. It was challenging and enjoyable fitting the images together into an aesthetically pleasing composition." -- Matt Castigliego
Our design for this puzzle is a meditation on how Rhode Islanders interact with their seashore. The whimsey pieces in this design were modeled to complement the outline of the striped bass, with a compound whimsy piece of the Newport Bridge (note that the puzzle tabs in this piece are shaped like cars) fit within the dorsal fin and the Prudence Island Lighthouse in the Caudal fin. The design also features compound whimsey pieces of a Gaspee ship’s cannon, a fishing kayak, and a lobster boat hauling up traps.