Playing Cards on bk of door
oversize playing card holds special meaning for Hammer, whose great-grandfather was an artist and a prisoner of war in World War I. "In his camp the prisoners would make little trinkets and trade them with each other to get cigarettes, extra food or blankets. My great-grandfather took to painting the backs
backs of playing cards to trade," she says. "The general saw a deck of cards he made and moved him to a room in the camp with other artists, [who would] get sent into town to do things like paint murals on churches." After five years Hammer's great-grandfather was given a visa to go home. "I think all the
deck of playing cards, I literally would not be here today," says Hammer.