Peter Chapman of Bent Mountain, Virginia has created a fantastic menagerie out of wood.
His puzzles are movable sculptures; with his saw he has cut the wood in such a way that when you handle the puzzle it becomes animated.
Each puzzle has a surprise inside of it and you have to take it apart to find it! The "key" for the Barn Owl is in the stump it sits upon; gently slide the owl off the small dowel in the stump, and then take the puzzle apart one piece at a time.
Each one is signed and comes with an artist statement.
Maple and leopardwood.
Approximately 10 ¼ tall on stump.