"Wheel of Fortune"
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.
The wheel of fortune is composed of destiny and eternity entwined, much like serpents coils. However much one might search for or suspect a beginning or end, neither is found, nor are they meant to be. Success is as assured as failure, for the wheel cannot turn without one or the other. It is a scale (no pun intended) in the round.
From a technical stand-point, this snake was an exercise in patience and required LOTS of masking fluid. To maximize my time, I worked on it and the Magician's card simultaneously.
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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon