Cut style - Maze
This puzzle is cut in a dense, maze-like cut pattern. The extreme intertwining and high piece count make Maze our hardest cut style. The pieces are grown in a simulation of elastic rods. The edges grow, lengthening, until they collide, pushing each other into contorted shapes.
Artwork - Algorithmic Agate
Each computer generated image represents a slice of an algorithmic geode. Concentric layers of color radiate from the puzzle’s edge filling the surface with a banded pattern reminiscent of agate. Each band of growth exhibits slight changes in growth rate, color and character resulting in a unique pattern. These larger puzzles feature zones of orbicular pattern, bubble-like disruptions in the bands. We create these by introducing new seeds of growth during the generation process.
size: approx 15x15" to 15"x17"
material: 1/4" birch plywood
number of pieces: approximately 600 with 5 crystal-themed whimsies
made in Palenville, NY
We also make the smaller Agate Puzzle and the medium sized Orbicular Geode Puzzle. You can read the full story behind our Geode Puzzles in our blog.