Chess Hustler: 5 of Blades

A chess hustler plays chess in parks for small amounts of money.  Beware if you sit down with one!  This is a very good player, highly skilled in chess, who may verbally intimidate and manipulate you, and might even cheat you. The image in this card depicts a chess hustler in Harvard Square playing anContinue reading “Chess Hustler: 5 of Blades”

My first solo exhibit!

I am very excited to announce that I will be exhibiting prints from my work in progress, The Proletariat Tarot.   The exhibit will be at the Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Quaker), 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA.  The exhibit will run from March 1st to May 1st.  The opening reception is March 6, 12:15-1:15.  Continue reading “My first solo exhibit!”

Linking Tarot to the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism

I found a great article on the history of Tarot: A Sociology of Tarot by Mike Sosteric To summarize, tarot started in 15th century Italy as a card game for the nobility, a form of entertainment with no mystical connotations.  Towards the end of the 18th century, a French Freemason wrote as essay presentingContinue reading “Linking Tarot to the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism”

King of Wands: Master of Fire

Here the King of Wands is interpreted as a steelworker, someone who works with fire in a way that combines skill with bravery.  In a reading, this card indicates someone who is passionate, forceful, daring, and creative.  I depicted the King of Wands wearing a Mohawk Warrior Flag decal on his helmet (partially seen) to honorContinue reading “King of Wands: Master of Fire”

Cards from The Proletariat Deck

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 livesContinue reading “Cards from The Proletariat Deck”