May 14, 2006

Cardstacker Gallery

Bryan Berg, the acknowledged inventor of cardstacking on the grand scale, embarked on a month-long project with Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL to create a new Guinness World Record category with the World's Largest House of Cards. A self-taught artist, Berg uses no tape, glue, or other tricks in his work. With 3,000 decks of freestanding playing cards, some scaffolding, and a view of the real building, he worked for a month on the Disney grounds to build the company a 450 pound card version of Cinderella's Castle. The structure was 14 feet tall and 14 feet square, detailing all the turrets and tunnels of the actual castle. Even the artist was surprised at how strong his huge construction turned out to be when a renegade squirrel ran in the room, destroying most of the supporting grand entry while the rest of the castle's cards stood unaffected. Now, Berg- 13 year running record winner for Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards at over 25 feet high- is a double title holder. Upcoming 2006 appearances include dates in San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas, Boston, and Dallas. Check back for news on events in your area.

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