Siblings Ericka Chambers and Williams Jones began a enterprise to attempt to fill what they noticed as a lacking piece to a puzzle.
“So we had a extremely exhausting time discovering puzzles that have been of Black folks, or that have been of a very good variety,” Chambers stated. “I awakened in the course of the night time and was like, ‘Hmmm, folks of shade, puzzles of shade!’ It went from there.”
The duo began Puzzles of Color in Chambers’ Little Elm storage on June 19, 2020 — Juneteenth — whereas Black Lives Matter demonstrations have been taking place within the streets, and many individuals have been posting their assembled puzzles on social media.
“I suppose it grew to become modern throughout the pandemic,” Jones stated. “As a result of everyone’s uninterested in watching the identical exhibits on Netflix!”
The enterprise duo seeks out artists of shade whose work options folks of shade for his or her puzzles.
“It is all about seeing illustration,” Chambers stated. “It has been nice to have the ability to say, ‘You might be particular, you’re valued, and right here you’re. You may be seen identical to anyone else.'”
Chambers and Jones stated they began with Black artists and pictures, however have plans to department out to replicate extra variety throughout the puzzle board.