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Created for the 78 Tarot collaborative artist’s project Carnival deck, my version of the tarot’s Strength card includes many of the traditional elements. A woman is shown holding the jaws of a lion, normally the woman wears a crown of flowers, but in this version the lion does, as he also wears carnival style eye make up and the lemniscate symbol of infinity which appears on traditional Strength cards in tarot.
The Strength card is more about inner strength than physical strength. The woman shows bravery by having her back to the lion, it’s mouth so near her head and her so vulnerable, nearly naked. The design of her jewelry reflects the style of a traditional lion tamer’s outfit.
This print is 13×19 inches in total size, with the artwork smaller due to the white border, title and signing area. The print is signed and numbered, with only 10 of this deckled edge giclee edition ever to be printed.
Printed on Hanhemuhle Museum Etching paper, a handcrafted 350gsm, 100% cotton paper with deckled edging on all four sides. It’s beautiful surface is reminiscent of the artists paper I create my original art on. The print is stunning Giclee quality and will come packaged in protective archival packaging.
Best framed in a floating technique to show the beautiful deckled edge of the paper (as in example image shown). PRINT ONLY- frame not included.