The Skowhegan Tarot
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE NOW
78 Cards (2.75 x 4.75 inches each, 12 point 305gsm black-core matt card stock with UV coating)
20 Page booklet featuring artist bios and writings
4.85 X 2.85 X 1.45 INCH BOX
Edition of 200
Pasqualina Azzarello (A '04) - The Chariot
Keren Benbenisty (A '09) - The Sun
Melissa Brown (A '00) - Wands (14 Cards)
Elijah Burgher (A '11) - Cups (14 Cards)
Christopher Carroll (A '08) - Card Verso
Vladimir Cybil-Charlier (A '93) - The Star
Susan Paul Firestone (A '72) - The Emperor
Helen Glazer (A '75) - The Hanged Man
Becky Kinder (A '04) - The Empress
Jonah King (A '16) - The Hierophant
Ellen Lesperance (A '99) - The High Priestess
Bryan Martello (A '16) - The Hermit
Miriam Martincic (A '00) - Strength
Marlene McCarty (F '11) - The Tower
Lavar Munroe (A '13) - The Devil
David Politzer (A '04) - Judgement
Christina Quarles (A '16) - The Lovers
Alison Saar (F '93) - Swords (14 Cards)
Alexandria Smith (A '15) - The World
Rachel Stern (A '14) - Death
Ceaphas Stubbs (A '12) - The Magician
Walter Sutin (A '13) - Temperance
Clare Torina (A '12) - The Moon
Van 't Hullenaar & Vis (A '09) - The Wheel of Fortune
John Walter (A '12) - Pentacles (14 Cards)
Erica Wessmann (A '15) - The Fool
Claire Zitzow (A '11) - Justice
The Skowhegan Tarot pre-sale is offered in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Appeal.
The price includes shipping & a charitable donation to Skowhegan.
For more information about purchasing the deck, or the deck itself, please contact Paige Laino at email@example.com
There is one thing all artists have in common: uncertainty. The uncertainty of form, line and figure; the uncertainty of motive, truth and meaning; the uncertainty of sustenance, compensation and stability. Now more than ever, we must work through uncertainty, not just as artists but as humans.
A tarot deck provides a means of coping with uncertainty. It is a tool for showing us what we fear, what we can accomplish and what we already know is true. Though the way the cards tell our stories vary, the deeper underpinnings of the tarot reliably offer understanding and relief. All life’s doubts may not be assuaged by a single reading, but the simple comfort of cards imbued with so much power can help.
27 artists contributed to the Skowhegan Tarot Deck, their time at Skowhegan spanning some 40 years, and their styles and mediums demonstrating an even broader range. Each artist’s individual practice is crucial to explaining the diverse meanings of each card and the united whole of the deck. This booklet contains information about each artist and, in some instances, their interpretation of their work. It is evident, intentional or not, each artist in some way grapples with the uncertainty that pervades life today.
Our hope is that you enjoy this deck: we hope you enjoy the details of each card’s artwork; we hope you enjoy the many manifestations of the tarot’s form encompassed by this deck; we hope you enjoy using this deck as a tool for readings; we hope you glean from it uncertainty and certainty; and most importantly, we hope you find some solace in it.
Jesus Benavente (A ‘12), Carla Edwards (A ‘04), & Skowhegan Staff