Archive for tarot

The Science Tarot

Posted in geek, products, science, tarot with tags , , , on December 12, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I just realized that I haven’t posted about The Science Tarot yet, despite the fact that I could barely contain my joy upon learning of them.

Science Tarot is a creative science communication project that combines science, art and mythology into a tarot deck to engage and awaken people’s curiosity about science and the natural world.

I can get positively lost in any ONE of those subjects for hours on end (until I once again realize I’ve just geeked away another afternoon or evening).

I feel particularly lucky to enjoy this deck as someone who has already studied the tarot as an artistic representation of human archetypes for quite sometime. I will never cease to be fascinated by the symbols, images and systems we construct as we try to navigate and contextualize our experience on this planet.

Science may be rigid and precise, but let me remind you:

“Science without enchantment is nothing.”
Richard Axel

The introduction of scientific anecdotes into an already awe-inspiring tome of human myth and artistic expression does not surface nearly enough, in my opinion. I can’t wait to see how this particular group of artists portrays these fascinating relationships.

I better not make any plans when my deck arrives in the mail.

The Science Tarot

The Lowbrow Tarot Card Project

Posted in art, exhibits, tarot with tags , , on August 28, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I’m really excited for The Lowbrow Tarot Card Project, soon to debut at La Luz De Jesus in LA.

Favorite artists, a favorite gallery, and a favorite subject matter! I truly enjoy seeing artist interpretations of the tarot. The cards fascinate me as visual representations of archetypes.

I believe there will be a deck and book released as well!

See a few more previews here.

Vertigo Tarot

Posted in art, products, tarot with tags , , on October 8, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

By the time I first discovered Dave McKean’s stunning Vertigo Tarot, it was already out of print and only available from individual sellers for hundreds of dollars. I was thrilled to find that the deck is getting re-released next month!

I’m so glad that the deck contains the full 78 cards and can actually be used. I’m a big fan of the tarot, not in any supernatural sense, but as a rich visual representation of archetypes. Placing these archetypes in the particular context of one’s life often gives way to new ideas, meaning and insight.

The deck is now available for pre-order on Amazon.