Monday, January 18, 2010

Strength and Hermit

These two images from the CorelDraw Tarot didn't survive retrieval so well, and I have had to do a lot of tinkering to make them look as good as they do. But in these, it's the idea that counts. "Strength" in the popularly used Tarot deck is depicted as a crowned lady closing a lion's mouth. That is so old-fashioned. Strength in our modern world is a super-hero, a muscleman, bright colors, the American way in red, white, and blue. Meanwhile, the Hermit may live in a desert cave, but he's going to have his satellite uplink and Internet connection, whether for good or evil purposes. If I were a Hermit, I wouldn't be without my satellite dish.

CorelDraw Tarot, Major Arcana only, done digitally in 1991-1992.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Strength needs a big S on his front (for Strength of course) and the Hermit sounds like Bin Ladin in this case. LOL