House of Cards

By Carolyn Leigh
Tucson, Arizona: Carolyn Leigh, 2007. Series variant.

Slipcase: 9.75 x 6.5 x 2.5"; clamshell box: 9.25 x 6 x 2.125"; tablets: 4.5 x 3.5". Acid-free commercial book papers, Tyvek hinges, Ph-neutral PVA glue, Golden and Daniel Smith acrylics. The "rattle" in the clamshell box is made from aluminum sheeting and BBs. The clamshell box is made from a commercial book cover. The slipcase is made of acid free Davey binder board covered with Thai momi-style paper painted with acrylics. Tablets and clamshell box finished with a costing of Renaissance Wax.

Carolyn Leigh: "House of Cards" plays with the creation, collapse and recreation of our built environments - the interplay between human fragility and resilience. The tablet cards suggest possibilities even in collapse. Please play and create your own structures. The clamshell box opened upright makes a starting wall to build out from or create free standing structures, whatever works!"

This is the third in the series of House of Cards. Each one in the series is unique.