This is a photography project about receiving and interpreting the universe through image. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 5, 2012.
About this project
About the movie: (I know this is long...I couldn't help it! If you would like to just view the cards without viewing the whole movie, just skip to the final three minutes.) Also, I'm posting the individual cards under my updates!
Cheers!: According to some of the Kickstarter stats, folks that have reached 30% of their goal have a 90% chance of making the entire thing!!!!!! That looks like good news!!!! At any rate, I’m going to need your help to get there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out the rewards and I’ll continue to send my love out to all of you. I look forward to fully manifesting this near-fully realized actuality!!!
This campaign is an investment in my progress as an artist! As you support my growth the worth of a deck that my hand is involved in creating will expand! In this way you will be making a personal investment in both your spirituality and your art collection!!
About the Project:
The idea of montaging a Tarot deck originated from my need to utilize my photography in a functional way…no longer something that just hangs on a wall, but that can be interacted with by real people—an artwork that would change as the viewer develops and changes. Plus, I wanted a project that would force me to work on my personal, spiritual growth. As of this date I have created a Fine Art series that consists of the first twenty-two major arcana Tarot cards. The funding I need to raise will cover a limited edition print run of the major arcana cards, and if exceeded will support the making of the minor arcana.
There are certain human experiences shared throughout humanity. The Tarot is an ancient reserve of wisdom that maps the evolving states of consciousness common to all human beings. The journey of the major arcana charts our collective human evolution from emotional, intellectual beings to spiritual ones.
Reading Tarot cards is about intuitively allowing our higher selves to re-show us what we already know, but are unwilling to face in our everyday, ego-driven states of being. As a means of creating the Tarot images I also attempt to commune with a more knowledgeable part of me. I do this by internalizing the nuance of each Arcana through meditation, and then consult the world around me for its visual interpretation. I remain open to accepting the responding images that arrive in my experiences and then photograph these. I associate these images with the Arcana I originally envisioned so the viewer of the card may likewise make a solid correlation. This association is communicated through a visual narrative generated by using a variety of digital and physical montage techniques such as emulating double exposure by using reflection as follows:
The resulting illustrations are transposed on various mediums and re-photographed. The uniqueness of the Tarot deck is further strengthened by the fact that each individual model that appears in the cards is a physical embodiment of the cards meaning. For instance, the tarot card “The Star” is represented by a girl who characterizes the meaning of The Star through her daily living and attitudes.
The finished major arcana will be printed by me on a limited-edition deck of three and one half by five fine art cards along with an accompanying guidebook.
My Goal is for $3999 which will allow me to print a limited edition of 80 decks and guidebooks. This is based on having hand printed the cards on several different high quality materials in order to determine which medium would portray the deck in it's full aesthetics. If this goal is exceeded by an ample amount then I will have the funding to move forward in completing the minor arcana illustrations for the entire deck without having to launch any additional campaigns. As a result I will be able to increase the quality and quantity of my rewards.
Here is an example of some of the rewards you will receive:
The inside of the guide book:
You can see more of my work and some early renditions of the cards at http://www.kellyseltzerphotography.com
Thank you for finding value in where I've focused my heart.
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Thank you so very much!!!!! I will be updating this site often!
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