The building community comes together to create massive house of cards…
Nearly 10,000 cards in all were decorated and assembled. The end result was a massive display of community youth art work.
A few facts about the effort:
· 5,600 cards were decorated by West Michigan school children ages k- 12 from 43 different schools
· 1,500 cards were decorated by students who participated in the Eames Office Chair camp
· 1,800 cards were decorated by the general public during the initial build at Rosa Parks Circle
· Approximately 800 additional cards were decorated by Art Prize participants
House of Cards was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. These picture card decks have become universal favorites, and are represented in the MoMA collection. Each card depicts a different familiar object from the animal, mineral, or vegetable kingdoms. Six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards for building their dream house (of cards).