Do you remember a blog I posted a while back featuring the artwork of Paul Kuhrman? He’s the guy who takes baseball cards, erases portions of them, then adds art to them. He calls it “card defacing.”
Anyway, after stumbling on his site, I shot him an email introducing myself and explaining that I loved his work. He wrote back and said to send a few of my cards so he could create some fun on them.
Here’s the results of the Paul Kuhrman / Brent Mayne card project…..
So in case you can’t quite make out whats going on, for the upper left card, Paul erased my body and replaced it with an underground “water mayne pipe.”
For the upper right card, I’m rocking a “lion’s mayne.”
Bottom left, my body is gone and replaced with a scene of “mayne street, USA.”
And for the bottom right card, amidst smoke and fire is a bombed ship. At the bottom is the title “Remember the mayne.”
The detail on these things is amazing, the closer you get to them, the more you see. Apart from being funny and really clever, these cards (to me) are legit works of art.
I’ve received a ton of personal memorabilia and baseball related gifts over the years, but this has got to be one of my favorites. It’s the only baseball related photo of me hanging in my house!
So anyway, thank you very much Paul. For those interested, go to Paul’s website and check out the cards he has for sale. Or send him one of your favorites and see what magic he can come up with.