Celebrate and support contemporary artists of color with this Some Refused to Work in the Fields 1,000-piece puzzle featuring a reproduction of Ronald Jackson’s vibrant art. Printed on 100% recycled boards with non-toxic ink, the puzzle is from Brooklyn-based Apostrophe Puzzles, a black-owned/woman-owned company who collaborate exclusively with contemporary artists of color to design 1,000-piece jigsaws featuring their works. A short artist bio and statement is printed on each box. Measures 24 x 24 inches when assembled.
Ronald Jackson is an artist and painter who uses portraits and figurative works as a way of engaging the intimate stories and unique experiences of African Americans from the recent past. With faces often partially concealed behind masks, Jackson suggests that there are stories to be discovered, unique experiences to be uncovered, and the presence of universal humanity demanding to be acknowledged.
Apostrophe Puzzles believe in the importance and necessity of diverse representation in both the puzzle and art world and hope that their collections help change the face of art consumerism. 12% of every purchase directly supports the artist, and a portion is also donated to the company’s nonprofit partner, ProjectArt, a tuition-free program offering art classes and residencies in partnership with public libraries.