Boadicea’s Tarot of Earthly Delights is a work in currently progress. These illustrations are my original versions of traditional Tarot card images. Some elements reflect classic Tarot iconography and some are unique to my personal interpretation of the cards. My card illustrations are carefully assembled puzzles composited from fine art, natural history, vintage advertising, anatomical drawings, historical or personal photos, and various other public domain sources. I blend these elements together in Adobe Photoshop.
Primarily I appreciate Tarot cards for the creative and artistic presentation of rich and complex symbolism. Some cards represent big ideas such as major life events or stages of one’s inner journey. Others may correspond to personalities or situations we may regularly encounter. Reading cards or having them read for you is a fascinating way to gain a deeper appreciation of life’s vicissitudes.
In addition to the original image sources, some of my other aesthetic influences include the artwork of Rene Magritte, Maxfield Parrrish, Beatrix Potter, and J.J. Grandville; the BoJack Horseman animated series; the Walters Art Museum's fine eclectic collection, and the upscale tacky décor of Baltimore’s former Haussner’s Restaurant.