Rituals features the 22 major arcana cards of the tarot - The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, The Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, and The World. Each individual piece is constructed using analogue collage methods exclusively. This series is largely informed and inspired by the work of Pamela Colman Smith and Lady Frieda Harris, the artists who created the iconic imagery for the Rider Waite Tarot and The Crowley Thoth Tarot.
I've been in the process of creating a 78 card tarot deck for over a year now. The journey has been slow and tedious as each individual card design has been created using analog collage methods and deconstructed books exclusively. In the age of digital manipulation, it was important to me that the source material for this project be tangible and harvested out of the physical world. Gathering specific visuals and imagery turned into an obsession; a constant hunt for vintage books, magazines and countless hours spent leafing through scraps of paper.