The Queen's Gambit
A series of mosaic portraits of Beth Harmon, aka Anya Taylor-Joy, made out of chess symbols. A self-initiated project honoring a good book, an interesting mini-series, and of course, a fantastic game.
It's an entire world of just 64 squares.
— Beth Harmon
The Queens' Gambit is, without doubt, the tv series hit of 2020. A year like no other showed us many unknown and unexpected parts of the human soul, identity, and behavior. Beth Harmon is a heroine that many could relate to, and chess is the platform on which many psychological and sociological schemes can be applied. In 2020 every one of us had to play a strange chess game against the coronavirus pandemic. It's an ongoing game with many different challenges, unknown moves, obvious and not so apparent strategies, dilemmas, and complications. This game against an invisible enemy has shaped our lives and showed us our limitations. Finally, it gave us an ultimate chance to rethink ourselves and our civilization.
I have created this series as a side project for the last few months. I wanted to build my mosaics on a simple checkerboard with a limited color palette stolen by the mini-series.
I decided to give all of these digital files for free for all the Beth Harmon fans out there and for anyone who likes to decorate hers or his room with chess and beauty.
You could download all of them from my "The Queen's Gambit Mosaics" folder on Flickr.
I hope you enjoy them.