Gaby investigated the art found on decks of playing cards from an art historical and cultural comparative lens. Driven originally by her love of playing cards and card games, she pursued a research question about how culture influences the art found on the decks. She selected and analyzed decks from Japan, India, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and found that legal status of and attitudes toward gambling and gaming class shaped the art. Gaby delivered her findings about these cards to the community, sharing both the beauty and the complex histories that can be found on these objects. Gaby worked with Dr. Sonja Kelley, professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at MICA, who specializes in the visual art of East Asia.