Daniel Merriam (American, b. 1963) Moon Voyage, 2003 Voyage into dreamland. Daniel Merriam’s romantic Moon Voyage offers adventure and whimsy in a painted world of light and love, enigmatic animals and winged creatures. The artist says his paintings are vehicles for his dreams, not the product of them, so jump in and take the story wherever you choose. Visit the man in the moon and lend an ear to a minstrel singing his heart out. With each of this puzzle’s thousand pieces, you’ll become acquainted with Merriam’s surreal lullaby. Or is it a rhapsody? You decide.
Puzzle size:: 29 x 20 in.
Surreal. Romantic. Phantasmagorical. The artwork of Daniel Merriam (American, b. 1963) features ornately decorated Baroque buildings that are suspended in trees, crafted over waterfalls, and carried on the backs of elephants and cats. Likewise, the characters who populate Merriam’s wonderland dress extravagantly as they travel in hot air balloons and ride carriages and penny-farthing bicycles. In 2012, Merriam opened Bubble Street Gallery—an emporium celebrating creativity and the imagination in Sausalito, California—named after his painting Bubble Street. Merriam’s artwork hasn’t been confined to this gallery, though. His paintings have traveled in exhibitions across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. As Merriam says, his audience is universal, limited only to “those who have the willingness to see with their hearts and minds.”