The Gamble


  • Original artwork on wood panels
  • Unframed
  • Ships in a box
  • Year Created: 2023

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“The Gamble” is a striking 30×40-inch mixed-media painting that showcases a daring and innovative approach to art. The central motif of this piece is a collection of playing cards, adhered to a wood panel. These cards are arranged in a unique circular form, drawing the viewer’s eye into a vortex of symbols and colors. The circular arrangement of the cards represents the cyclical nature of luck and chance, central themes in the world of gambling.

What sets this artwork apart is the deliberate fraying and burning treatment given to the cards and the panel. This treatment adds a raw, visceral quality to the piece, suggesting the destructive and consuming nature of gambling addiction or the fleeting and unpredictable nature of fortune. The edges of the cards are charred and curled, creating shadows and textures that give the painting a dynamic, three-dimensional effect.

The juxtaposition of the familiar, almost playful imagery of the playing cards with the harsh, damaged treatment they have undergone creates a powerful visual and conceptual contrast. This contrast speaks to the dual nature of gambling – both as a source of excitement and a potential catalyst for ruin.

“The Gamble” is not just a visual spectacle; it is a thought-provoking piece that invites you to contemplate the risks and rewards inherent in the game of chance. It’s an impactful representation of the highs and lows that accompany the roll of the dice or the turn of a card in the gamble of life.

Additional information

Dimensions 30 × 40 × 2 in
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