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Pete Hubbard
09-03-2003, 10:49 PM
Title: The Ace of Wands
30"w x 40"h
Acrylic on newspaper

From the tarot, in it’s most simplistic form it could be thought of as the ultimate phallus. But in the tradition of the tarot it is much more then that. In the arts it signifies creation and invention. In business, enterprise or the beginning of good fortune.

Tamana
09-04-2003, 09:26 AM
Hey Pete, nice to see you back around. I must admit I'm not familiar with the Tarot except to know literally what it means vs. each individual card used.

It would kinda be nice if you posted a shot of the card as well, the way you did with Marilyn, for a reference. It's always fun to see what you come up with.

I like the composition of this. The colored articles you've chosen seem to blend with the palette. Any particular reason for the number one? Is that significant to the card?

Pete Hubbard
09-04-2003, 10:57 AM
Tam, I'll have to get back to you on an image. Suffice it to say there are thousands of different tarot decks all with a different take on the original tradition with literally thousands of interpretations to go with them. In the world of taro there is a whole subculture of artists creating new decks. There are something in the area of 72 cards each one an individual painting with its own theme. So you can imagine in could be a lifetime occupation creating a new set of cards.

Maybe a more direct way is just go on the web and type in "tarot" and peruse the samplings yourself. But I will get an image up for as you say comparison.

The number one like in a "normal" deck of cards indicates its place in the deck. One, like in a regular deck is also the ace.

Tamana
09-04-2003, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Pete Hubbard
Suffice it to say there are thousands of different tarot decks all with a different take on the original tradition with literally thousands of interpretations to go with them. In the world of taro there is a whole subculture of artists creating new decks. .

Pete, I am aware of the many substitutes and renditions of the tarot. This is why I asked you to show the image you used as a reference. I thought it would provide a more accurate guide as opposed to one of 2592579652097502659326 I would find on the net.

Not only that, but when you do search for tarot cards, this is what you can get:


Meditation Cards
Angel Power Cards
Aquarian
Beginner's Guide Tarot
Buckland Romani Tarot
Buddha Cards
Cat People
Celtic book of the Dead
Celtic Dragon (deck&book)
Celtic Tarot (deck&book)
Celtic Totem Animals
Celtic Tree Oracle (deck&book)
Celtic Wisdom Sticks
Complete Tarot (deck&book)
Cosmic Tarot
Crow's Magick Tarot
Dali Universal
Dragon Tarot
Dragon Tarot (deck&book)
Druid Animal Oracle
Egyptian
Elemental Tarot
ESP Test cards(50 cards)
Faeries' Oracle
Fairy Ring (deck&book)
Fantastical Tarot
Feng Shui
Fradella Adventure
Gendron
Goddess Tarot
Goddess Tarot (deck&book)
Golden Dawn
Golden Dawn Magical Taro
Gothic Tarot
Gypsy Witch Playing Card
Halloween
Halloween Tarot (deck&book)
Hanson-Roberts
Hudes
I Ching Cards
Inspiration
Instant Tarot (deck & book)
Legend, Arthurian (deck&book)
Lord of the Rings Oracle
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings (deck&book)
Medicine Cards (deck&book)
Medicine Woman Tarot
Medieval Scapini Tarot
Moon Garden
Morgan-Greer
Motherpeace Round Tarot
Mythic Tarot (deck&book)
Native American Tarot
New Century
New Orleans Voodoo (deck&book)
Old English
Old Path Tarot
Oracle of the Goddess
Osho Zen Tarot (deck&book)
Phoenix Cards (deck&book)
Power of/Runes (25 cards)
Quick & Easy Tarot
Renaissance
Rider-Waite Mini
Rider-Waite Pocket Tarot
Rider-Waite Set (deck&book)
Rider-Waite Tarot
Robin Wood
Rune Cards (deck&book)
Russian Gypsy Fortune
Sacred Circle (deck&book)
Sacred Path Cards (deck&book)
Sacred Rose
Sephiroth Tarot
Shapeshifter Tarot (deck&book)
Spiral Tarot
Starter, Beginner's Deck
Tarot Affirmations
Tarot Basics (deck & book)
Tarot of the Saints
Tarot of Witches (purple)
Thoth Large (green)
Thoth Small (lavender)
Thoth-Mirror/Soul (deck&book)
Transforming Dragons (deck&book)
Tree of Life (deck&book)
Unicorn Tarot
Universal Waite (light brown)
Vampire Tarot
Victoria Regina Tarot
Vision Tarot
Waking the Wild Spirit
Way of Cartouche (deck&book)
Whimsical Tarot
Winged Spirit
Witches' Tarot (yellow/deck&book)
Witches' Tarot (yellow)
Wolf Song Cards
Wonderland Tarot
Zolar Astrological

Sorry, I am clueless about tarot. Which deck is it from and I'll go from there?

Pete Hubbard
09-04-2003, 02:30 PM
Oooh, that's what you mean. I didn't quite get it.

I didn't use a specific deck or style as a model. As a matter of fact the model for this one as with most of my work was a drawing from life drawing.

Often as I finish a painting the title just comes to me and thatís what it is. I kind of play fast & lose with titles and content. I just go with whatever I feel like at the time.

I'm at work now, when I get home I'll see if I can dig up the drawing for it.

TigerLilyArts
09-04-2003, 04:07 PM
WOW! What a beautiful, impressive work! I really love it! :clap:

Gar
09-05-2003, 03:28 PM
Goodness.

blkros
09-05-2003, 05:10 PM
Love it!