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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:15 pm
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AdamMcLean



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Well what does a fish/caterpillar have to do with the Hanged Man ? What does a camel/ostrich have to do with Temperance?
It seems such an idiosyncratic view that the tarot content is reduced almost to zero.

Somehow, I feel there must be some meaningful connection, however distant, between the image chosen by the artist and the established archetypal/traditional idea contained in the tarot arcana.

Otherwise one can chose any image and call it a tarot arcanum. The essence of tarot creation is to walk the line between the traditional image and a new conception of this.

Here is an example I found a day or two ago of just that. Here the artist uses a wonderful image for the Star. It was not randomly chosen and is in fact quite a neat idea as he used a polyhedron called a stellated icosidodecahedron, thus playing with the word as well as the image.

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