A Piece of the Puzzle

55 individual tiles  =  1 unified interactive work of art

As people all over the world deal with the pandemic, this art experience tackles human connection through art that breaks apart to ultimately reconstruct community

Greenwich Artist Joseph Dermody "a piece of the puzzle" award winning virtual innovation challenge abstract acrylic pour painting

Hover to read individual stories from each puzzle piece owner

a piece of the puzzle

This puzzle is such a great idea. I bought tiles for my mom, dad, and sister as a way for us to stay connected during the pandemic. Everyday I see my piece of the puzzle and think of them. I imagine them doing the same. How beautiful is that!

Leah / Los Angeles  #25

a piece of the puzzle

I was excited by this unique concept, and immediately thought of the friendship necklace I had with my best friend back in the day. I had so much fun with Joseph using facetime to choose my favorite tile. I absolutely LOVE it! 

Paula / The Villages  #21

a piece of the puzzle

I've never heard of an interactive painting. After three months of quarantine and not seeing anyone, I was really glad to feel connected to others.  I'm thrilled to be part of this project, and can't wait for the Zoom party.

Kate / St.Louis  #7

a piece of the puzzle

I first learned of 'A Piece of the Puzzle' through my friend Paul. He was so excited and told me I had to get one. I've always loved puzzles, but never thought of one like this before.  My painting hangs proudly in my kitchen, and I adore it!

Anthony / Aspen  #12 

a piece of the puzzle

These past few months have been challenging, especially feeling so isolated, but this artwork has made me feel part of something. My tile hangs in my bathroom, and it's the first thing I see every morning. It makes me so happy.  

Joan / Charleston  #29

a piece of the puzzle

I have such a deep  connection to my tile.  I enjoy all my art, but when I look at THIS piece, I think of all the other people who I am connected to.  I'm excited to meet all of them soon and put the puzzle back together!   #humptydumpty

Paul / Portland  #44

a piece of the puzzle

The colors of my tile are so vibrant. I can't image how we will all put this back together, but I am looking forward to it. Thank goodness for Zoom. I had never heard of it before, and now it keeps me connected, like this puzzle.

Barb / Dallas  #27

a piece of the puzzle

I have been following Joseph since I first signed up for Instagram. I have always enjoyed his art, but I had yet to own one myself.  I knew this project was one that wanted to be part of, and it is so beautiful that others are too. 

Cynthia / San Fransisco  #54 

a piece of the puzzle

This work is genius and couldn't have come at a better time.  I've been searching for creative ways to feel connected and give back to others.  My tile is so precious to me, and I am so thankful Joseph created it.  I can't wait for the next puzzle.

Olga / Lexington  #36

Click around the map to learn where each puzzle piece resides

After all the puzzle pieces have found a home, we will host an interactive Zoom meeting for a Show-and-Tell Story Hour.  Everyone can meet all the other puzzle piece owners, hear their unique stories, and together we will 'virtually' put the puzzle back together with an online, interactive, puzzle app.

Greenwich Artist Joseph Dermody "a piece of the puzzle" interactive zoom artwork collabortive

Everyone will find their own piece and help put the whole puzzle back together. Interactive online games (or puzzles) are a great way to stay connected with friends, family, and meet new people in this new digital/social environment, and we now all have something in common!

Greenwich Artist Joseph Dermody "a piece of the puzzle" interactive award winning collection