For Touchstone Tarot, Kat Black created sumptuous tarot collages from Baroque masterpieces, bringing new layers of meaning to readings. The sensual portraits are imbued with subtle facial expressions and nuances that can help the reader intuitively connect with the cards. Familiar Rider-Waite-Smith imagery makes Touchstone Tarot accessible for readers at every level of experience.
Presented in an elegant box, this deluxe 80-card deck with gold gilt edges comes with an optional extra Happy Squirrel card. The 108-page illustrated guidebook includes card meanings, card spreads and art references.
Kat Black has been an artist and performer for over twenty years using a wide variety of media. She exhibited as a painter before moving into digital art. Her main art forms currently are video projection, interactive installation and digital collage. Kat was born and currently resides in Australia, although she has also lived in the US and the UK. In collaboration with her partner Jasper Cook, she creates video projection and public art as VJzoo.
Deluxe 80-card deck with gold gilt edges with 108-page illustrated guidebook
Box measures 9.77 x 13.58 cm; 80 cards measure 8.89 x 12.7 cm
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A sumptuous deck that doubles as a fine art portrait gallery. The technique used here is the collage of elements from various masterpieces, but done quite expertly. This deck stays true to the Waite tradition, but brings the portrait element of each card to the fore whilst honouring the picture elements (especially of the pip cards) either in the background, or as the setting for the portrait subject. This works well and gives a welcoming sort of intimacy to the deck. I am also grateful that Kat Black has decided to change Pentacles back into the original Coins; this fits so much better with the historical period of the artworks. Not only the edges of these cards are gilt, but also the borders on the fronts, and elements of the decoration on the backs, giving a very pleasant gold against rich brown colour scheme. This goes beautifully with the square of mostly brown tweed cut from an old woolen coat that I use as one of my layout cloths, though if your cloth is as small as mine, you aren't going to to manage layouts much bigger than the Celtic Cross, as these cards are a bit wide. A very nice "bling" deck, good for when one wants to impress without going over the top. Tasteful elegance.