Now is the time between the Spring Equinox and Easter which, for me, usually means one thing: school holidays! Whilst I am still working for some of the two-week holiday, I did have a few days off, so I decided to use some of that time to get more witchy again. During this time, I have been researching my Hindu roots to prepare a talk for the Artemis Gathering (now sold out!), explore ideas for the upcoming Pagan Pride Anglia (more on that in another post) and getting back to looking at Tarot.
With thanks to Lucya Starza's blog, where she lists upcoming Pagan events around London (and surrounding areas), I found out about a small art exhibition organised by Alice Procter of the Euphonia Collective. Set up at the Crypt Gallery at St Pancras Parish Church (Euston Road- barely 10 minute walk from St Pancras International and across the road from Euston), the exhibition showcases a collection of artwork "inspired by and reinterpreting the traditional tarot deck", according to their Facebook description. Obviously, as a Tarot enthusiast working on my own deck, I couldn't not go and check it out.
The crypt is the perfect setting for a topic as mystical and old as the Tarot. As you want into the exhibit, you are surrounded by beautiful and interesting paintings by a range of artists showcasing their work. Out of respect to the artists, I did not take any photos. I did, however, take notes about the pieces that especially jumped out at me. This, unfortunately, isn't all of them but we all have different tastes and this is not a comment on the quality of their work. I was also selective as I only had a certain amount of space in my notebook, plus my blog post would end up insanely long. I will start with the Tarot interpretations, and then lead into the work inspired by the cards.