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10-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Well I still don't quite know how a Borg slipped into my website, but 7 of Nine somehow managed to supplant my Prince of Cups....
Alas, it took quite a lot of messing with the old HTML to get my seond tarot page to shaow up, but finally, by George, I got it!!!!
So if anyone here likes tarot too, hope you enjpoy looking at these...
10-28-2009, 08:53 PM
Just beautiful, Nexus!
You have a very distinctive style that reminds me of early modern European woodcuts. [I'm not an artist or art historian so I hope I got that right.] What artistic predessors inspire you?
10-28-2009, 11:48 PM
Wow Nexus-They are really stunning.Congratulations!
10-29-2009, 01:31 AM
I like your artistic style Nexus! I am curious about your illustration of "The Fool." I noticed that he has a strap anchored to his right ankle and have never seen this in any of the decks that I own\study. Does this symbolize safety or "anchoring"? Do you plan on illustrating the entire 78 major\minor arcana?
10-29-2009, 07:20 AM
Thank you everyone for your interest and kind words!
In fact, there cards belong to a full 78-colour deck and there was a limited publication just of the Trumps recently, by Adam Mc Clean - details on the Page 2 of my tarot cards (that page that got Borged).
I borrowed a little bit from some of the more 'arty packs' - Morgan Greer for their strong colours, the Thoth (purely for the artistic inventiveness, though I adopted his use of 'princesses' instead of pages - all v politically correct) - there may be a lot of the art-nouveau themes of the Aquarian, and the opulence of Cat People.
BTW I have been redoing some ofthe trumps. Sneak preview onmy blog here:
And a lot of other ideas are All Mine and running commentary.
I want to update one or two of the cards - had to in any case, when I lost one - maybe either make up a few runs here, or apply to publishers again. The copies that have been eiher begged, stolen or borrowed at one or two other places in cyberspace are, luckily, at very low resolution.
Once agsin, thanks for your interest!
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