The Witness: how to solve the symmetry puzzles in the Artist’s Studio

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 29 January 2016 01:00 GMT

The Witness need not baffle you. We’ve been baffled plenty for everyone.

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The Witness: how to solve the Artist’s Studio

The Artist’s Studios is a glassworks jutting out over the ocean just along the coast from the Walled Garden. Hug the coast and head through the narrow orange canyon to find it.

The door to the Arrtist’s Studio is locked with the first instance of the puzzle variant known as symmetry. You shouldn’t have much trouble understanding how it works, but here’s the solution if you’re feeling a bit fatigued.

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Inside the studio you’ll find three separate terminal arrays – one against the far wall, and two on either side of the washing machine-like structure in the centre of the room. You need to complete all three of these in order to send power to the other half of the symmetry puzzle.

The puzzles here are all Symmetry type, complicated only by the fact that some of the boards have stretched and distorted. We’d encourage you to have a go on your own, because things get much tougher from here on in and the sooner you get used to Thekla’s brain gymnastics, the better. We’ve placed solutions galleries below, spaced out with general screenshots to help you avoid spoilers – unless you’re sure.

As a side effect of solving the bank on the far wall, you’ll be able to access the dock at this location.


There’s one secret to find here – Puzzle Board #2. Check our The Witness secrets and audio files guide for details.

Puzzle solutions galleries

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