Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot In the Smith-Waite tarot deck, I see the Fool as a personification of: gaiety, optimism, potential […]
I began Inktober, curious to compare the Rider-Waite-Smith and the Marseille tarot decks. The first tarot deck I […]
🎥 A video flip through the Tarot Decks available to snag a tarot reading with 🎬
This is a little last minute… But something that has been recently pressing on my mind, is how […]
The Ouroboros, or the snake eating it’s own tail, symbolises the cycle of life and death. A unity and wholeness in the joining of opposites. This drawing was one of the first drawings to segue from Australian Gothic wildlife into the occult and witchcraft.
I was interested in my aversion to bumper stickers from the Right Hand Path: Love and Light; Harm Ye None… But of course, anything at surface level itself is inherently dismissive of it’s nuances and different (even contradictory) perspectives.
Hopping after a 10cm White Rabbit of cute into my psyche’s underworld. Scratching a clawing my way through Shadow Work. Leaving smears of graphite in my wake.
We are more then what we think. We also feel and dream. And behind those eyelids at night what magickal paradigm do you peer into?
Delving beyond the imagination into otherness. From pagan deities and familiars, to witches and chaos magick…
A self portrait series through the Tarot’s major arcana…
This series is a visual study through the plant correspondences – caught torn between herb lore and apothecary of the northern and southern hemispheres. These are the flora and general associations I stumbled upon…
Spiders symbolise great wisdom, mystery and creativity of the cosmos. Patient architects threading their webs. Like the greco-roman Moirae (The Fates): Clotho (Spinner), Lachess (Alotter) and Atropos (Inflexible/Inevitable) weaving their threads of life – patient, industrious and deadly powerful.
Australian Gothic is a series of dark drawings, drawn from the Australian backyard wildlife. A nocturnal Australian landscape of graphite on black paper. Where ravens screech, bats flap and spiders spin their spirographs. Why are we afraid of the dark? When it’s the sun that burns…
Curiously a raven is known in the plural as “an unkindness” or “a conspiracy” of ravens. This series is my most recent graphite exploration of neo Australian Gothic art and contemporary art noir style…
This series draws inspiration from the Tarot – literally and metaphorically. The Tarot system is structured around archetypes, symbols and numerology …I use the Tarot not to predict the future, but rather turn inward and tap into those universal truths and themes behind the Tarot.
Art in a sense copies from life. There is a false sense of truth in a photograph. Pushing my process of drawing from photos, Copier starts with the mugshot… Hiding the earlier drawings, as this copy-cat method progresses. Each drawing relies on the previous drawing and my fading memory…
…from criminal archives and film noir stills of the early 20th century. This era, has since inherited a nostalgic charm that morphs the past into legends, romanticised by the outdated fashions…
The full circle. The tangible realisation of a united will and creative expression. Being one with everything. As […]
This is an epiphany, an awakening. Where the alchemy of your creative psyche has solve-et-coagula-ted (dissolved and melded […]
From your subconscious into your conscious. This is a rebirth of your ego. Your personality, your vitality and […]
Here lies a journey through the subconscious. A terrain of illusions, half truths and mystery. Your only guide […]
The symbol of Hope. Prioritising your attention to giving-and-receiving nourishment, where it matters most, in your creative process. […]
The Tower is a symbol your ego. The Artist with a capital A. Enjoying the lofty elitism and […]
The dissolving work of the solve, welcomes the shadow of the Devil. Our darker desires and animalistic-passions are […]
On the other side of Death is an alchemical angel. The alchemist’s process of: solve et coagula (dissolve […]
This is not a literal omen of death. It is the ultimate symbol of change. Mortality and nature’s […]
Pause and take a look around from a fresh perspective. Like turning an artwork-in-process up-side-down to disrupt your […]
Finding your Truth. Your voice as an artist. If you’ve been a broken record or on auto pilot, […]
A turning point. Standing on the threshold between the mundane, physical world and the creative, imaginative realm. The […]
The Hermit doesn’t look to the horizon to find wisdom. He takes the solitary journey into his unexplored […]
The strength of your inner beast. This is not your muscle mass or density. Where the Magician card […]
The Chariot propels forward. He steps into his artist-spirit-self, infused with his inner knowing and purpose – the […]
When the number 3 (the Empress) meets her double, we come to the number 6 (the Lovers). The […]
Grounding and connecting with the collective consciousness and creativity. This is the traditions and institutions of the art […]
The 4 corners of his square, each making a point. A hard line drawn to define your boundaries. […]
Her heart blossoms with her shadow and ego combined. Her studio is her safe space to nurture the […]
All the wisdom and knowing of your subconscious. There is more to you then just your ego and […]
Be the channel between your ideas and your creations. Use your tools and resources to manifest the thing. […]
The number 0: the shape of your eyes wide open. A heart full of optimism and some moments […]
Using the Tarot to navigate the rabbit hole in the creative process.