LiteraTarot Oceania

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LiteraTarot Oceania - Fool card

Description

22 Major Arcana cards Created by 22 Artists. Description: This collaborative deck by 22 Oceania artists (down under) offers imaginative, fresh interpretations of the Tarot. Each artist chose a work of literature or pop fiction that relates to a specific card in the Major Arcana. The card title, book name and Roman numeral card number are clearly displayed. There are witty choices while others are touching or nostalgic, such as Winnie the Pooh for the Fool card (shown above). The artwork, which consists mostly of paintings, drawings, or collage (digital or handmade) creates a cohesive collection, given the literary theme while also making for some interesting contrasts in presentation and interpretation. Many of the books chosen by the artists are easily recognizable as beloved works of fiction (and they also relate in meaning to the given card). Each card was made specifically for this lovely deck and the original artworks hang in the enchanting Museo dei Tarocchi, in Italy. A beautiful deck for collectors and for those who are drawn to art decks though this would also work well for doing Majors only readings. Specs: Cards are numbered, titled; including Literary choices and traditional card titles. Backs: reversible, Card size: (approximately) 2.7 x 4.7 inches, 6.8 x 12 cm. This is a limited, numbered edition of 300 decks. It comes with a leaflet with card descriptions & meanings shared by each artist. Packaging: Book-style, tied with ribbons securely attached to back and front covers. A card from the deck is fastened to the front with info on the back cover.

Deck Coordinators

Fern Mercier & Lyn Olds - New Zealand

List of Artists Along with their Card & Literary Choice

0 The Fool – Pat Reble – Winnie The Pooh I The Magician – Keron Smith – Harry Potter II The Papess – Ronnie Wiblin - The Sibylline Prophecies III The Empress – Aileen Flynn – Homer’s Hymn To Gaia IV The Emperor – Jason Dean – Heart of Darkness V The Pope – Louise Sadgrove – The Lovely Bones VI The Lovers – Fern Mercier – Psyche and Eros VII The Chariot – Melanie Cook – The Owl and the Pussycat VIII Justice - Helen Meinecke - Pomera (from Stradbroke Dreamtime) IX The Hermit – Catherine Ballantyne – The Envoy From Mirror City X The Wheel of Fortune – Claudia Pond – The Monk’s Tale XI Strength – Bea Scott – Oscar and Lucinda XII The Hanging Man – Broa Deed – Biographia Literaria XIII Death – Klaz Blennerhassett – Jonathon Livingston Seagull XIV Temperance – Sarah McKenney – Angel At My Table XV The Devil – Linde Rosenberg – The Bible XVI The Tower - Roisin Kearney - Tower of Babel (from Genesis, Chapter 11) XVII The Star – Mala Mayo – Manon de Sources XVIII The Moon – Samar Ocean Wolf – The God of Small Things XIX The Sun – Lyn Howarth-Olds and Scott Olds – Maui and the Sun XX Judgment – Steve Farac-Ciprian – Of Mice and Men XXI The World – Lynda Robinson – Alice In Wonderland

Date of Publication

Autumn, 2008

Publisher

Theme

Tarot cards as inspired by literary classics

Publisher's websites

  • The deck, LiteraTarot Oceania is available at Museo dei Tarocchi on this page: [2]
  • Museo dei Tarocchi's website [3]
  • A mini website created by Arnell Ando to showcase the Tarot Museum in Italy[4]
  • Also, most Tarot decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi - Hermatena are listed on Tarotpedia.

Reviews

  • See a description and 9 cards here [5]
  • Read a review by Bonnie Cehovet on Aeclectic Tarot [6]
  • To see various decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi with descriptions, details and card samples, visit Arnell's site here [7]

Online Deck Images - links

  • Specs & card samples of this deck [8]