CARVING WITH LIGHT
A Tarot of the unbeaten track
In May 2020 I was inspired to start carving Lino. This was totally new to me, having done one lino print at school more than 20 years ago. It seemed to be an instruction to do something physical and new, in response to the isolation of lockdown, due to the Corona Virus.
Soon it became clear that this new skill, was to be used for a particular purpose. I was being called to start creating a 78 card tarot deck. Carving with Light.
In physical terms I was carving light space into a darker solid material, and energetically I was using Reiki energy to carve and my intuition with the imagery. The intention is that these sculpted images are a healing tool, in the form of a Tarot deck.
One day at a time, one card at a time.
The process of this step by step journey has been incredible for me personally. In a very challenging period in all other ways and at times very bleak, this drive to continue this daily practise for a purpose greater than myself, helped me accept the beauty in the present and kept me sane. And over time I stand back and see what each and every moment can bring as a whole. I hope that this can bring a sense of encouragement to those who work with the cards.
The images were created from Minor to Major Arcana, starting with the 'Ace of Swords' and finishing with 'The World'.... you may visibly see my journey of my learning to carve.
Any feedback is welcome.
Each image is available to buy as a hand rubbed print, with hand painted gold border for Major Arcana. (Major Arcana are A4 in size and Minor Arcana are A5 within a black A4 mount.) Please email me if you are interested in purchasing any.
I am currently developing the hand painted colour version of the deck which will be available to buy later this year; So Carving with Light can live and be used as intended.
The developing colour images can be viewed on