That’s rock and roll! Artist’s ingenious visual puzzles showing phrases with the word ‘AND’

October 10, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

An art student has used her skills to create a set of mind-boggling puzzles – all based on the word ‘and’.

Each image by Alice Keegan, 23, depicts a well-known ‘and’ phrase of two objects commonly paired together such as ‘sticks and stones’ or ‘day and night’.

Alice has used a series of symbols, signs and a variety of household items and bits of food to create her eleven puzzles.

Scroll down for all the puzzles and answers

The first of artist Alice Keegan's piece of art, which shows the word 'and' made from pieces of chalk and cheese to represent the common phrase

The first of artist Alice Keegan’s piece of art, which shows the word ‘and’ made from pieces of chalk and cheese to represent the common phrase

Each one represents a famous ‘and’ saying – which can be worked out by studying the image.

Some of the pictures are based on the word ‘and’ spelt out, whereas others use the ampersand.

Alice, of Frome, Somerset, said her colourful puzzles were inspired by her love of words.

Ball and chain

Mix and match

Mix and match

Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper

Sugar and spice

Sugar and spice

Nuts and bolts

Nuts and bolts

Kiss and makeup

Kiss and makeup

They now form part of her final year project for her graphic design degree.

She said: ”The fun lies in trying to work out what phrase is being linked to in each image.

”People will guess some of the phrases straightaway, others take a bit of time.

Apples and pears

Apples and pears

Chip and pin

Chip and pin

Rock and roll

Rock and roll

Strawberries and cream

Strawberries and cream

”I began experimenting using images to convey words and phrases.

”Then one of my tutors asked whether I could use pictures or objects to spell a really non-descriptive word. That’s how I hit upon ‘and’.”

Alice now has a website where other people can post their artistic take on the word.

The answers to Alice’s puzzles are:

1. Chalk and cheese
2. Ball and chain
3. Mix and match
4. Salt and pepper
5. Sugar and spice
6. Nuts and bolts
7. Kiss and make-up
8. Apples and pears
9. Chip and pin
10. Rock and roll
11. Strawberries and cream

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