Within the Dark Tide of the Sky


I’ve been experimenting with older forms of mixed media lately and so the idea of Victorian Decoupage really lit my fire.   I decided to use this medium while developing the concept for the site’s tarot series.

I found it necessary and even important to leave the flaws, the rough edges, the bends and scratches… and instead of neatly trimming the main images as a proper Victorian might do, i tore them instead.  Artists are constantly reinventing themselves…tearing out, mending fresh… evolving.

The original artwork of the women falling is by the Victorian-Classicist Herbert James Draper (1863-1920).  Incidentally,  Draper resided and eventually passed away at his home on Abbey Road… for all you Beatles folks.