05 November 2019

Ace of Fire

The Suit of Fire represents energy. Creativity, ambition, sexuality, passion, and willful action in general can all be referenced by this suit. Fire is elementally powerful, and how we direct this fast-moving energy is the topic of the suit of Fire.

The Ace of Fire is a pure jolt of enthusiasm, creativity, or passion for a new pursuit. There’s enough energy here to make it happen, but you’ll need to feed and nurture it to keep it going.

I began this work by creating a woodblock-printed background to run across all 14 of the Fire cards. Here's a detail showing the grain of the wood in the background print:

The various elements (hand, cloud) are separate prints that I assembled digitally. The text is scanned rubber stamping and the flames are purely digital.

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