Watercolor on watercolor paper
Professionally framed & matted
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After being told for years that I should illustrate a Tarot deck, I finally broke down and decided on sacred animal/fantasy nature theme. Also, having been in a rut where my human subjects were concerned, I find myself "freed up" by the change to non-sapiens.
For my first card, I chose the Hierophant. He is a spiritual leader of earthly origins who reveals the sacred in the world around us. He links the holy within and without, just as the blooming roses of passion and desire link with the lilies of pure thought. The lion between, beneath, and above them is the embodiment of both strength and subtlety. The intensity of his power is matched only by his meditation as he meets your eyes--and waits.
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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon