Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ace of Disks

The Thoth Tarot was the brainchild of eccentric British diabolist Aleister Crowley. He designed it and Lady Frieda Harris painted it, between the years 1938 and 1943. The Ace of Disks, according to Crowley, represented "the root of the powers of earth" and the mystical unity of sun and earth, spirit and flesh. It stands for work, power, financial riches, satisfaction and materiality.

I have included the tarot card, an eclipse of the sun, the body of the young Greek girl Balaustion has the head of Edvard Munch's Madonna. I felt the tree and fertile ground from a painting by Monet, placed in the lower right, balances the collage while also referencing nature.