In a show of American ingenuity, Mike Wilkins 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.
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Completed puzzle is 25" x 25"
Edges were difficult to do.
Such a fascinating idea and a delight to put the images all together.
What a way to learn the Preamble to the Constitution. Hints: a plate from every state in alphabetical order and sound of words, not spelling. This is a keeper for me. Really enjoyable.
Pieces are thick and join in a very satisfying manner.
First puzzle I was not able to finish.the license plates were easy. But I could not finish the border.
This was a fun puzzle to complete. The pieces are thick and well cut out. The only issue I had is that I didn’t pay attention to the size - 25 x 25” - when I purchased it and it was 1” too wide for my puzzle table which is sized for a standard 24x30” 1000 piece puzzle. But, if you were to complete it on a regular table that wouldn’t be an issue. It is a great puzzle, based on a piece of art hanging in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
A fun, challenging puzzle. There were numerous times when I thought I had the right piece in the right place, but then had to switch it out later--especially around the border. Probably 75% of the border pieces are all green, and many are very similarly shaped to others! Save the border for last, and that will help a lot.