Ahh… nothing beats that gorgeous garden view right outside your doorstep. If you’re a plant-lover looking to find the next perfect puzzle to try, then we have just the thing for you. Get lost among dreamy pinks and lush greens with our latest 1000-piece beauty, BACKYARD!
Of course, this super-cool jigsaw puzzle wouldn’t have been possible without its designer, New-York based Argentinian artist Laura Garcia Serventi. Get to know the artist behind BACKYARD and hear about her experience of working with Cloudberries!
What’s the story behind BACKYARD? What was your inspiration for this piece?
BACKYARD is closely related to a series of “Garden Paintings” that I have been working on for a while now. The tiled floors and the rich variety of household plants are deeply inspired by the memories of my childhood spent in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What was the most challenging part of designing this jigsaw puzzle?
I had to think in terms of patterns in a way, experimenting with the forms, textures and colors, and trying to convey as much variety as possible in every square inch of the image.
Are you a big puzzler? What’s your experience of puzzling so far?
I was not very acquainted with puzzles until a friend sent me one during the lockdown last spring and I was hooked! It was meditative and fun at the same time, a great family activity that we all enjoyed doing together.
How did you learn about Cloudberries and why did you choose to work with the brand? How was the experience?
I was approached by Cloudberries last year with the proposal and as soon as I saw the quality of their puzzles and their commitment and respect with the environment I knew I wanted to be part of it. The experience was really interesting and exciting because they actually commissioned me an original painting instead of licensing one that I already had, and I really loved that.
What’s your favorite thing about being an artist?
I like to create things with my hands.
What art styles did you incorporate in creating BACKYARD and how are these different and/or similar to your other works?
I usually paint with gouache or acrylics on paper and I used the same media to create BACKYARD.
Do you have future projects we should watch out for?
A small line of silk scarves made in Italy, and more botanical prints!
Where can our audience see more of your work?
- my instagram account @art_n_people https://www.instagram.com/art_n_people/
- my website : www.lauragarciaserventi.com
- my etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/artandpeople
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