Painted in Acrylic, 53 is Mark's interpretation of the 53 playing cards found in a standard deck. The work was completed over a one year period while at sea on board various cruise ships. The most difficult part of the project was coming up with the fifty three different designs.
Each card was painted on a 20 x 25cm canvas. These were transformed into a deck of cards, which you now own. Each deck includes three extra cards, an information card and two rabbit cards, allowing an original trick to be performed.
Below is a thumbnail of each of the cards in the order they were painted. Each has the name of the card they represent below in case it is not obvious to you.