Thursday, February 7, 2013

This is a stunning ceremonial parade helmet created for the Archduke Ferdinand II by the Milanese studio of Filippo Negroli, a 16th century armorer. I could easily envision such an ornate helmet as part of a Knight image in a Renaissance inspired Tarot deck. While the design and theme variations on the Tarot deck are boundless, the more traditional imagery remains the most evocative and meaningful for me.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Castle Craig in Meriden, Connecticut.  Part of our occasional series of living Tarot images, inspired by the magical Tarot of Portmeirion,Wales.