In The Summer We Started Drinking During The Hot Of The Day And By Night Time We Were Monsters

Type: Puzzle
1,000 piece puzzle featuring the artwork of Andrea Joyce Heimer

In Andrea Joyce Heimer's "In The Summer We Started Drinking During The Hot Of The Day And By Night Time We Were Monsters” (2019), people are partying, and while they’re doing so, they’re changing—evolving or devolving, depending on what turning into monsters means to you. While the shtick on the first floor is pretty standard—pizza, beer—by the time Heimer’s characters get to the third, it’s not clear if the vibe is wild rumpus (read: fun), or seventh-circle-of-hell (think: not so much). There’s definite potential for darkness here, and Heimer’s okay with that.

Check out our in-box interview to learn more about this painting, Andrea's process, and her unique recommendation for completing this puzzle. Insert also includes images from the artist’s 2020 Quarantine Drawing series (available here). 

About the Artist

Andrea Joyce Heimer lives in Ferndale, Washington. Throughout her work, Heimer demonstrates an interest in origins-of the universe, of narrative art- that seems to be a response to the obscurity surrounding her inception. Her work contains complex, imaginative and original use of symbolic figures and iconography. The narratives in her work reference the Garden of Eden and Greek Mythology, while also creating and recording her own history and personal mythologies.

Andrea is represented by Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles.

Follow Andrea online at and @andreajoyceheimer.

Product Information 

  • 1,000 piece puzzle
  • Completed puzzle size: 26.5x19.25 in (67.30x48.90 cm)
  • Box size: 10x8x2 in (25x20x5 cm)
  • Designed in Brooklyn, NY | Printed, assembled, and packed in the USA.
  • Made with 100% recyclable materials