CNN.com reports that David Alvarez of Leavenworth, Washington has constructed a portrait of guitarist legend Jimi Hendrix using more than 8,500 Bicycle playing cards.
While others have used Post-it Notes for mosaics like this, as far as Alvarez can tell from Internet searches, he is the first to experiment with playing cards as the medium for a portrait mosaic.
Alvarez, 20, will graduate in June with an associate of arts degree from Wenatchee Valley College, Washington. He planned this project in November as part of his schoolwork, but didn't construct it until March.
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