For centuries the Black Hills have been considered sacred ground and a magic land to the Native American tribes who lived there. When Gutson Borglum began sculpting the mountain, known as Six Grandfathers, into the likeness of four great American Presidents he gave Mount Rushmore a new sacred magic. Today more than 3 million people visit the monument each year to experience this incredible sight. Enjoy the awe of the iconic rock stars of Mount Rushmore: U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The Black Hills painting also depicts the Crazy Horse Memorial. Henry Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Chief who invited sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to carve a memorial honoring all North American Indians.
The essence of folk art is to tell a story about the people, the culture, and their history in a unique way. Eric has been painting folk art for over 20 years, visiting famous cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Venice, and Bermuda. But since the world is much bigger, see what other cities you recognize in the painting that only you might know like, Whistler, Bristol, and Peggy’s Cove. Become a traveler and experience the stories only through Eric’s folk art in the Best of the World.
Every Fall near the Sandia mountains of New Mexico balloon enthusiasts gather from all over the world to witness something spectacular. Rising high into the air, and then making their way back to their launch site (with help from the box winds) these balloonists compete in various contests of skill and navigation. Be a part of the fun and see who happens to be piloting the balloons in this brightly-colored painting.
More than any other image, "Noah's Ark" has catapulted Eric to the forefront of American Folk Art. This basic Bible message continues to delight fans year after year. As one of our most popular puzzles, this image is full of fun pop culture references and colorful animals. It is also available for purchase as a print, wonderful for hanging in a child's bedroom or playroom.
The word “mall” in the 17th and 18th century simply meant a grassy area for people to attend social gatherings and entertainment. That is why it’s called the Washington D.C. National Mall. Its nickname, “America’s Front Yard” is appropriate because over 30 monuments, memorials and museums surround visitors, inspiring them to honor America’s past, live in the present, and strive for a greater future. You might recognize some of your favorite monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery. Don’t forget about some fun hidden easter eggs like Eric’s classic rooster and goose you can find in this fun folk art puzzle!