Kate McDermott creates wonderful contemporary tarots from vintage and modern magazine, antique books and a variety of paper glued to cardboard.
How many times ,in our life, have we come across tarot cards and been fascinated by their images?
The origin of this pack of cards is very obscure. Some authorities seek to put it back as far as the ancient Egyptian Mysteries; others try to bring it forward as late as the fifteenth or even the sixteenth century.
Tarots are a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts like as Italy, France and Austria. In the late 18th century, some tarot decks began to be used for divination via tarot card reading and cartomancy leading to custom decks developed for such occult purposes.
The 78-card tarot deck used by esotericists has two distinct parts:
The Major Arcana (greater secrets), or trump cards, consists of 22 cards .
The Minor Arcana (lesser secrets) consists of 56 cards, divided into four suits of 14 cards each.
Kate McDermott is a marketing director and mixed media artist from central Pennsylvania.
In March of 2020,due to Covid-19 pandemic, she stared to revisit activities that brought her joy over the years and collages was one of this.
Each card is hand-designed by Kate McDermott and each card was thoughtfully made over 100 vintage and modern magazines, antique books pages, and a variety of paper glued to cardboard. The set also includes an intuitive and thoughtful companion guidebook.
The series was designed with constant gratitude for the ability to turn whatever challenge we’re given into something magical. the methods and process include meditation, mindfulness and tenacity, which are no less imperative to architecting something beautiful.
It’s in the process of turning into a physical Major Arcana deck this winter and a full 78 card set in the spring.