William Blake TarotThe image depicts a rainfall of sensory stimulation, producing pooling vortexes of creative energy that will be transformed into material forms by the artist's controlling actions. This collage portrays the spiritual art of painting as a combination of illumination and manifestation, respectively symbolized by the light of inspiration streaming around the figure with increasing density as it descends, and by the water of materialism upon which he magically walks. Although he exposes himself to the energy of the elements, he does not get sucked under by them. His mastery of the suit is shown by the fact that he holds and uses its graphic symbol of the palette -- the only such instance in the suit.
Man of Painting
The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.