The cards in traditional decks that touched me the most were about the regular people: laborers, peasants, and homeless people. As someone whose father, paternal grandfather, and uncle were union carpenters, and whose maternal grandfather was a coal miner, I respect the dignity of labor. I want to celebrate with love and beauty the lives of the workers, the disenfranchised, the so-called lower classes. The word that seemed appropriate to encompasses the entirety of my vision was the word proletariat.
The Proletariat Deck is in process. I’ll be posting new cards as I finish them.