About The Golden Tarot Deck
mentioned in my introduction and also in the Little Blue Book
that accompanies the deck,
Golden Tarot was born on the web. The original version was made
as low (screen) resolution over a few months on my VAIO laptop
as I travelled around the US and UK in 2000. That was more of
a hobby than anything, and never intended to be published.
long and bizarre series of events followed, involving piracy
of the deck and then finally a campaign by my online fans that
resulted in a publication deal (see site
for more info about those events).
then rebuilt the deck at high resolution, making it far more
detailed and similar to the standard Rider Waite deck. This
process took me 1500 hours of pixel-pushing using PaintShop
Pro to create multi-layered digitally collaged compositions
for each card.
intention was to make a deck that looked genuinely Medieval/Renaissance,
but that was as easy to read with as a modern Rider-Waite type
collage style is to create compositions that look cohesive,
so within the limitations of the source material I used, I tried
to blend all elements together to look like a "whole painting".
Well, as much as possible when your original material varies
from tiny brilliantly-coloured Manuscripts to huge, wall-sized
frescoes in soft, muted shades. If you look closely, I'm sure
you can tell ;)
to know more?
Art Sources - where are they from?
Is Golden Tarot Rider-Waite clone?
Related Works - King of Wands done
for Aeclectic Tarot
Reviews of Golden Tarot
Kat Black, March 2004