12. The Hanged Man

Pause and take a look around from a fresh perspective. Like turning an artwork-in-process up-side-down to disrupt your perception and see the form free from your preconceived filters.

 When you think you know yourself and your ‘Truth’ from the Justice card, this is the best time to flip your perspective and really look at what “you and your creations” now have to say – removed from their context.

 This is a break in the process to examine the process itself. 

Journal Prompts

Accept for a moment that everything is more then it seems (yourself and your art included).

Flip everything you know about your art on it’s head. Try writing in 3rd person. If your world was turned in-side-out, what would it look like?

How does your art values and beliefs relate to this world?

Self Portrait Prompts

Yourself in a theatre of the absurd.

Your studio practice up-side-down and in-side-out.

Yourself from a completely different perspective.

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.