Preamble, 1987, Mike Wilkins,1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
In a show of American ingenuity, Mike Wilkins (American, born 1959) used a collection of vanity license plates to phonetically spell out the preamble to the US Constitution in abbreviated script. The artist requested each of the plates from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, represented in alphabetical order, to mark the Constitution’s bicentennial. Though the plates rarely make sense on their own, together they re-create one of the greatest documents in American history. This work represents the meaning of the phrase “the United States” with a fun twist.
Combines detailed color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzle workers.
Ages 3 and up (due to small parts)
Materials: Coated cardboard
Dimensions: 25 x 25 inches (assembled puzzle)