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The Remembrance of Gukkenwald (The Peculiar Death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer) Abstract Jigsaw Puzzle
  • The Remembrance of Gukkenwald (The Peculiar Death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer) Abstract Jigsaw Puzzle

About Very Good Puzzle The Remembrance of Gukkenwald (The Peculiar Death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer)

Nina Barnes's art is caught between two natural extremes: the stark strangeness of her native Norway and the lush jungle of her adopted state of Georgia. She moved to Athens, Georgia, in 2002, where she has worked on projects that combine performance art, music and video with the bands of Montreal and Harouki Zombi. Her process is accumulative. She collects vintage botanical illustrations that she then cuts up and turns into collages. She augments them with watercolor and drawings, then scans the results, tinkers with them digitally, prints them, and adds more handwork. She continues in a cycle until she feels a work is complete, up to a year sometimes for a single work. She says, there's always something I want to tinker with.

Barnes says, There's a starkness and strangeness to the wilderness of my childhood in the northern regions of Norway (way past the arctic circle) that I cherish more than anything else, but I was taken by the humid green world of Georgia in equal ways: it felt exotic and a little bit dangerous and so it fueled my imagination in new and surprising ways. I think my art is a meeting of those two worlds in some way, a symbiotic inner landscape of a world I would like to be in.

The remembrance of Gukkenwald (The peculiar death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer) comes from a not-yet-finished series of works based on a writing experiment of Barnes's. Gukkenwald in 1919, as you might guess, is not a real place, and Barnes has populated it with the inhabitants of a sanatorium. There's a lot to look at in the scene, with a busy lake taking up the bottom third of the image, animal life intruding at different scales, snowy hills, sharp mountains, and plant life everywhere, sitting atop mountains in poses we usually associate with saints. Barnes says she draws from late Medieval paintings and early Renaissance paintings, and both her composition and her colors bring them to mind.

 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
 Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
 Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
 Matte Finish to reduce glare

The Remembrance of Gukkenwald (The Peculiar Death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer)

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Pieces 1000
Age 11+
Manufacturer Very Good Puzzle
Theme Abstract
Puzzle Type Jigsaw Puzzle
Mfg. Part Number barnes001
UPC Number 851466008341
Puzzle Category Art
Item Number 146938
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About Very Good Puzzle The Remembrance of Gukkenwald (The Peculiar Death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer)

Nina Barnes's art is caught between two natural extremes: the stark strangeness of her native Norway and the lush jungle of her adopted state of Georgia. She moved to Athens, Georgia, in 2002, where she has worked on projects that combine performance art, music and video with the bands of Montreal and Harouki Zombi. Her process is accumulative. She collects vintage botanical illustrations that she then cuts up and turns into collages. She augments them with watercolor and drawings, then scans the results, tinkers with them digitally, prints them, and adds more handwork. She continues in a cycle until she feels a work is complete, up to a year sometimes for a single work. She says, there's always something I want to tinker with.

Barnes says, There's a starkness and strangeness to the wilderness of my childhood in the northern regions of Norway (way past the arctic circle) that I cherish more than anything else, but I was taken by the humid green world of Georgia in equal ways: it felt exotic and a little bit dangerous and so it fueled my imagination in new and surprising ways. I think my art is a meeting of those two worlds in some way, a symbiotic inner landscape of a world I would like to be in.

The remembrance of Gukkenwald (The peculiar death of Valerie Marie Osten Chafer) comes from a not-yet-finished series of works based on a writing experiment of Barnes's. Gukkenwald in 1919, as you might guess, is not a real place, and Barnes has populated it with the inhabitants of a sanatorium. There's a lot to look at in the scene, with a busy lake taking up the bottom third of the image, animal life intruding at different scales, snowy hills, sharp mountains, and plant life everywhere, sitting atop mountains in poses we usually associate with saints. Barnes says she draws from late Medieval paintings and early Renaissance paintings, and both her composition and her colors bring them to mind.

 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
 Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
 Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
 Matte Finish to reduce glare

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Quality
Excellent (90%)
Overall Value
Excellent (80%)
Overall Difficulty
Hard (42%)
4 Stars
Diane Dieringer - Pflugerville, TX
Quality: Good (80%)
Value: Average (60%)
Difficulty: Medium

I struggled with rating the difficulty - the top two thirds was easy, but still fun; the bottom part was difficult and took much longer. Loved the image, but I kept looking for clues that would help me figure out why Valerie Marie Osten Chafer’s death was peculiar. I was intrigued enough to look it up. I may be searching for the graphic-novel soon. The pieces didn’t hold together well, even though they seemed to fit well. It made moving sections into place problematic.

5 Stars
Marvin Band - Potomac, MD
Quality: Excellent (100%)
Value: Excellent (100%)
Difficulty: Hard

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