A piece I did for my Spring semester Design class (RISD Freshman year, 2015). The assignment was called 'House of Cards', a project issued by Nikki Juen. The project required the construction of 16 double-sided cards that told a narrative while being consistent in theme/visuals. Each of the cards needed to refer to a design term as well, such as Harmony, Simplicity, Asymmetry, Symmetry, etc. The cards also needed to be housed in a box of some sort. My narration was on my fears, and I used the design terms to represent a fear. The backside of the cards have an illustrated representation of the design term and fear. The Victorian silhouettes are of myself. The outside of the box is cream colored. However, the inside is pitch black. I used psychological manipulation when I presented this piece by telling people they were absolutely not allowed to look inside the box when reaching for the cards at the back, creating fear, which was confirmed by the feeling strings hanging inside the box (similar to cobwebs). Each card was made on Adobe Illustrator, and then mounted on boards and cut. The box (housing) was made from museum board.