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This Playing Card Portrait is Done in the Likeness of a Magician

By: Lacey-Jane Walsh - Published: Jul 20, 2013 • References: rickyjay and sweet-station
Artist and magic fan Glenn Kaino has created a playing card portrait of magician, actor and writer Ricky Jay. This magical portrait is extra intriguing because it was made using playing cards and magicians often perform card tricks. Kaino's card portrait is fairly well detailed, depicting wrinkles hiding under Jay's eyes. It's strange to think that realistic portraits can be made with playing cards.

This incredible card portrait was made as a homage to Rick Jay, who actually holds the record for card-throwing. Everything about this awesome portrait points to Glenn Kaino being Jay's number one fan.

This piece is very visually interesting From certain angles this portrait just looks like a bunch of randomly arranged cards. There's something magical and meta about a magicians portrait being built in cards.