Scott Buckmaster's avatar Scott Buckmaster

I was exploring the use of other mediums, and happened across a large box of playing cards from an area casino. Using those cards, I created a portrait of a friend that utilizes optical blending through the use of either distance, or video technology. Having shown them at one show for proof of concept, viewers close to the images thought them just abstract artwork made out of cards. The viewer is overwhelmed by the numbers, backs and face cards of the playing cards. Once proper distance, or a digital/phone camera is used the images become very clear as the cards shift into a value scale. The triptych will be a wall of cards that will invite the viewers to think beyond their initial reaction and find the answer that is actually there.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Displayed as Triptych, Overlapping Playing Cards, Hollow-core Doors, Double-sided Permanent Tape
  • Width: 3 x 60 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 80 inches