52 Unmasked

In the spring of 2013 I was playing a card game in my backyard with a few friends. The cards were left outside overnight. During the night it rained and in the morning I found the cards with one side washed away. The effect was beautiful turning something functional and unmasking to something aesthetically pleasing.

The cards have a clear intentionality with them and it was my desire to remove that function, to create something completely separate. There is a new appeal created by showing what’s underneath something so common and so familiar, with a result that is completely unexpected. Each result is like a fingerprint completely unique and it is near impossible to replicate one unmasking to another.