By fusing board game paraphernalia with the ancient art of tribal mask making, Swiss photographer Marie Rime has created a series of unique pieces of headwear, each designed for a specific game.
“I tried to express my fascination with the relationship between players. I asked myself what the participants were looking for and whether they are trying to disturb, seduce or intimidate opponents,” the artist said.
Her creations certainly have the potential to get under opponents’ skin in a variety of ways. The chess mask has a ‘take no prisoners’ aura to it, sure to intimidate any foe. In contrast, the playing cards headgear attempts to disarm an opponent by functioning as a playful distraction.