In these global economically trying times, the situation could metaphorically described as a House of Cards. It is hard to imagine the steady hand and patience some of these creations would required, but they are certainly stunning.
In order of photos shown:
1) Lewis Zaumeyer’s “Literal House of Cards” at Burning Man.
2) Collage of playing cards by Lisa Curtis.
3) A floating alligator made of cards in Shangai.
4) “House of Cards” from a 2006 Leeds Metropolitan University Fine Art Degree Show.
The masterful card structures in photos five through seven come by way of Guinness World Record Holder, Brian Berg. He truly is the undisputed champion of all card building!