Artist Statement: Tarot cards have been around since the 15th Century, used for playing games and divination. Until the invention of the printing press, each deck was drawn by hand. I have always been fascinated with tarot cards as a tool for introspection. It was a few years back that I bought a deck along with a small instruction booklet. After playing around with them for a few years, I began creating my own deck. This project has been lots of fun for me. The process of exploring each card’s story and illustrating my interpretation became a meditation on my own daily life. These images are the product of self-reflection and my experiments with invisible lines of connection.
Talk about the work on view. What would you like people to know about it?
When I first began drawing the tarot art, I really had no idea that I would eventually end up playing with a full deck.
Do you have a favorite piece?
My favorite is The Moon, but I identify with the Queen of Cups.
What influences your practice/works?
My drawings are pretty much influenced by people, situations, flowers and wanderlust.
What’s the most challenging thing about your creative process?
My greatest creative challenge seems to be that the days just aren't long enough.
What books, movies and/or music have inspired you recently?
I am currently reading Mary Oliver's Winter Hours. It is such a beautiful read, it's hard not to be inspired.