The tableau of I Spy puzzles vary between scattered and seemingly similar objects to exquisitely staged snapshots of a closet, and even other worlds. Here's one.
Photo/Artist Walter Wick came up with the idea of finding hidden objects in plain sight...by accident.
I was organizing screws, paper clips and other odds and ends. As I began sorting, I liked the way the objects looked spread out on my light box. After hours of careful arranging, I took a picture (left). This photograph of odds and ends was the spark that helped inspire the first I Spy book! But that would take another 10 years.
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I Spy an anchor, 2 shovels, plus a sleeping man. Helicopter, knight, and a cooking pan. (That was all mine, anyone care to do better?)
Read more about Walter Wick here, and remember this video from last November? That's him. And he apparently has a new book series called Can You See What I See? where he writes his own poem hints.