Koality Kontent has collaborated with multiple artists, including Alexis Rockman, to create original scenic canvas art puzzles to reconnect with nature and sustainability. The collection of puzzles for animal lovers and avid puzzlers looking for a high-quality puzzle is mentally challenging with a focus on environmental awareness and natural beauty.
Great Lakes Cascade: First in a Series
The Great Lakes, which holds over 20% of the world’s freshwater, contain some of the most precious resources on Earth. Artist Alexis Rockman’s series celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors including climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture, and urban sprawl.
Pandemic Isolation Became the Mother of a Puzzle Invention
“Amid the 2020 pandemic, many of us became isolated and trapped, evoking a desire to escape,” said Deslyn Adams, a retired pharmacist and founder of Koality Kontent. “I felt a great disconnect from the world and missed outdoor exploration. It felt like an opportunity to heal my connection to the environment through jigsaw puzzles focusing on beauty and our natural surroundings.”
As an avid nature explorer with bonds inside the puzzle community, Adams saw an opportunity to connect with fellow puzzle fanatics and to educate them on their connection to nature while taking a passionate stance on the positive effects puzzling can have on both the brain and the environment.
- Commissioned artwork by Alexis Rockman and Caroline Stacey
- 500 or 1000 snap-together puzzle pieces in each box
- Matte finish with Linen texture (box and board)
- Printed with Aqueous or Soy based Ink which is non-toxic
- 100% Recycled chipboard Paper
- Bonus: Fabric resealable bag and poster with image and infographic
To go beyond the initial puzzle, Adams has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money to expand the collection.
About Deslyn Adams
Adams is a retired pharmacist who swapped a life of metrics and calculations for activism and creativity. After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2019, she began confronting her legacy, and Koality Kontent was born in Michigan in 2020.
About Alexis Rockman
Rockman is a New York artist best known for his panoramic paintings that imagine the environmental demise of urban landmarks. Childhood trips to The Natural History Museum in New York and consultations with biologists and climatologists lay the foundation for Rockman’s futuristic dystopias, such as his twenty-four-foot-long mural Manifest Destiny (2004) envisions the borough of Brooklyn 3,000 years into the future fully submerged under water. For his series “Field Drawings” (2014-16), Rockman dug into the geological past of New York City, using local soil to create seventy-five drawings that map the city’s surprisingly rich history of flora and fauna. Rockman considers himself both an artist and activist, leveraging humor, fantasy, and a hyperrealistic painting technique to convey the dangers of genetic engineering and climate change.
About Caroline Stacey
Stacey was born in Northampton in 1970 and had been painting and puzzling since a young girl: “When the pandemic started, I turned to social media and found an amazing community of puzzlers. I met many like-minded people and have found some amazing friends, including the lovely Deslyn Adams of Koality Kontent. I was extremely proud when she asked me to create this artwork representing the difference between the beauty of the Underwater Seascape versus what we as human beings are doing to the planet.”