The Bone Tarot – the book

May 6th, 2012 § 3 comments

The Bone Tarot by Ricardo Olvera

Last summer I wrote about Ricardo Olvera’s Bone Tarot art show in Reno, Nevada.

To construct his sculptural deck, Olvera assembled animal bones and other found objects to create twenty-two Major Arcana pieces. The result was spectacular.

And though the use of bones brings death to the fore in this series, each piece is very much alive, and clearly inspired by the Tarot.

I’d hoped that maybe Olvera would decide to print a deck from his sculptures, but apparently that’s not to be.

Almost as good though is the book he’s put together cataloging the show. It’s absolutely gorgeous – beautiful photos, fabulous layout. Each piece really shines.

You can see the whole book on-line for yourself. Take a look, and maybe even order one. It’s definitely on my wish list.

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