The Luminous Void deck is finally manifested, from 3 years of painting, and a lifetime of practice. Sacred arts communities, invisible beings, and unseen forces have aligned to birth this unique deck.
My initial goal of raising $5,000 was met in 72 hours upon launching this campaign! This was the minimum amount needed to get this project to the printer.
An additional $4,500 would help me finish production, pay the Kickstarter fees, the graphic designer, work with a web designer for the website, bulk shipping costs, and for the numerous other tiny, unexpected, and surprisingly expensive pleasures of production.
The deck is 100% watercolor. I chose this medium for its combination of lush, ethereal, emotional color, and organic accident.
I was already painting when, as a small child, my maternal grandmother and aunt introduced me to the Tarot and psychic realms. I combined my artistic career with my healing practice at the San Francisco Art Institute while earning a bachelor’s degree, then went on to practice evolving forms of art and mystical practice in New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014 I created, in my art studio, a dedicated Tarot reading room, and began seeing clients there. This led to the merging of my two passions into an all-encompassing art project.
Mainstream culture has a distorted picture of the Tarot, of flashing neon signs and shady ‘fortune telling'. My practice involves re-contextualizing this ancient art form as an ethical, emotionally intelligent healing practice, viewing the Tarot as a cycle of universal archetypes and symbols, which map human psychology and consciousness. Inspiration for the Luminous Void arose from Tibetan Buddhist concepts of Crazy Wisdom and the Rainbow Body, Trickster Medicine, and mystical Medieval manuscripts, as well as the modern art world. My intention is to create a playful, contemporary, artistic deck infused with spiritual and historical context.
The deck has rounded tops and bottoms resembling medieval playing cards from the 15th century, found at the Cloisters in NYC.
This is a unique deck following its own voice. I really only had so much control over the outcome. My hope is it can induce a state of play, hope and a deepening of your own intuition, insight and wisdom.
- 88 X 160 MM ~ Width: 3.4 inches ~ Height: 6.3 inches
- 400 GSM Highest Quality Card Stock
- Matt Lamination
Gold Foil Sides
- Gold Foil accent on the Back design of each card
- Unique elliptical rounded edges on top and bottom of each card
171 MM X 99 MM ~ Height 6.75 INCHES ~ Width 3.9 INCHES
- Full Color Printing 1500 gsm Highest Quality Cardborad
Laura Zuspan is an artist and seer. Magic and art are her guiding forces; what most interests her in these realms are transformations in consciousness. Her artistic and intuitive practice is to facilitate collaborative healing ceremonies, ritual awakenings, and the development of inner vision to feed and inspire the spirit. In this practice Laura draws on the ancient book of Tarot and Buddhism working with clients out of her dedicated reading room in Oakland, CA. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her art internationally. You can read about her healing practice here.
Risks and challenges
I am 6 months pregnant! Though this makes me extra psychic, and I have everything set up so that I will be able to deliver, there is of course the possibility that I may need to focus on the health of my coming child, and my own, in the next few months.
Other than that, this deck is my other baby, and it will be delivered on the promptest possible schedule. I have all the cards and guide book completed, the printer completely set up, all design done, and now I just need to get the project funded and out to the public before this baby drops earth side.
this brings me to my last challenge.....the I need help part...
Can you help me promote this project? The last several months have been an internal meditation of growth, expansion and birth. Now I need some assistance in the external!
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