CARVING THE LIGHT
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 the Light.'
In physical terms, carving light space into a darker solid material, and energetically I was using my intuition with the imagery (using my knowledge of the Tarot), the imagery, shapes, and allowing my hands to flow wherever they felt drawn. The intention is that these sculpted images, revealed and infused with the same energy that follows through my hands during Reiki healing, will be healing in themselves.
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 practise daily and accept the beauty in each present moment, has kept me sane. And over time I stand back and see what each and every moment can bring as a whole. It's brought about a new way of being for me.
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 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.
My Etsy shop will be up and running soon....
The complete deck will be available to buy in card form in future, so it can live and be used as intended.