TAROT ART – HOW TO CHOOSE
The Shop, Basket & Checkout Pages only show the type of product (e.g. physical/digital, original art/fabric print) you are about to purchase, but not your actual choice of image(s) or Tarot card(s). This information you need to add to the Order Notes in the Checkout field.
You may wish to register and download the art catalog first.
The entire Tarot deck reimagined in colorful neo-Cubist style, combining the kaleidoscopic crystalline structure of geodes with softer gradients and airbrushed curves, resulting in images offering three-dimensional depth on a two-dimensional medium. Mildly abstract, thus open to interpretation, yet detailed enough carry over the purported symbolism associated with each card.
Created entirely in the digital realm I used a number of graphic softwares, plug-ins and algorithms, drawing and coloring each piece on an art tablet. No artificial intelligence was employed in the process.
The static still art truly comes to life when viewed on a digital canvas – Motion Art. Each work features a bespoke original music composition, matching meaning and character of the associated card. Musical genres vary from Ambient Electronica and dark orchestration to piano phases and child-like renditions. A soft wavelike animation draws you in, occasionally revealing the underlying line structure as scratch art, only to drift back to the ever-moving original. The adamantine nature of precious stone thus becomes as malleable as play dough.
Each artwork (free of visible watermarks) is available in the following formats:
• one-off original print on Hahnemühle William Turner hand-made paper, 80 x 142.2 cm (approx. 32″ x 56″)
• limited edition matt silk fabric print, premounted on wooden frame, 30 x 53.4 cm (approx. 12″ x 21″)
• motion art, 4-8K ultra-high resolution, 60fps, with original music, 3 – 7 min long (approx. 1.5 GB)
View motion art examples here: www.yakbondy.com/cat-tarot/
Please contact me for further details here: email@example.com.
How to choose
Collectors and galleries aside most people display art because they like it. It really is that simple, so let us begin there:
- SCROLL through the catalog and stop anywhere you like. Your gut reaction is often the truest of them all.
- SEARCH text for e.g. colors, objects or emotions. If they are of importance they are being mentioned.
- SEARCH text for keywords. These are grouped as follows:a) first impression (clear, complex)
b) background color (dark, blue, green, red, purple)
c) music (cyclical, hopeful, meditative, mysterious, powerful)
d) personality (adventurer, creative, diplomat, leader, protector, sage, solicitor, thinker, winner, worker)
- SYMBOLISM (see next page)
- NUMEROLOGY add the digits of your birth day, month and year together. If the sum is lower than 22 you found your matching birth card, if it is higher, add the two resulting digits together again.When searching or merely window shopping you may experience ‘color overload’, where all cards begin look the same. If this is the case give yourself a break and enjoy the interior design examples, where you will see one or two image(s) featured in an oasis of calm.
This is how your artwork will become the focus of your chosen room – an entire catalog of 78 cards simply isn’t its natural habitat.
Symbolism & Divination
Tarot cards have been in use for hundreds of years. Even people not interested in anything esoteric may have heard of individual cards like Death (not a bad card) or the inconspicuous sounding Tower (very bad).
These 21 cards, all carrying the name of the image, belong in the first group also known as Major Arcana. They are then followed by four sets of 14 cards each, the Minor Arcana. These sets (or colors or suits) are analogous to traditional playing cards. Hearts, Diamonds, Spades and Clubs become Cups, Pentacles, Swords and Wands, all numbered from 1 (Ace) through to 10, followed by four court cards.
Unlike astrology, designed to foretell the future based on your sun (star) sign, we ask Tarot a question – out loud or inside our minds. There many systems in use – three cards would describe the recent past, present concerns and the near future. The so called Celtic Cross spread uses ten cards, adding challenges, advice, conscious and subconscious considerations.
Critics of astrology often laugh at the vague one-size-fits-all wording of the typical horoscope section found in the rainbow press. Looking at the symbolic descriptions of any one single Tarot card may briefly cause a similar reaction, since some passages seem to read like opposites of one another.
But this the crux … Tarot must offer these options, because the answers require the context of more than one card. Drawing a Knight card may mean a) you are him, b) you will meet him, c) you have met him or d) his traits affect you.
Please enter your chosen card(s) in the Order Notes field.