Strength (Tarot Card) by cari

Strength (Tarot Card)

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Added: Dec 30, 2000
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This painting was a private commission. The painting is of the 11th card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck, the Strength Card. The image was to portray strength and nobility in the face of adversity, so I chose a lone Celtic warrior on a bleak path. Behind her shines a celtic shield in the sky, representing the sun in the heavens, and her Light Spear burns away the foggy darkness around her. My favorite part of creating this painting was doing the intricate detail in her armor and trappings...what fun!

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cari's picture

The card is not really part of a deck, it's basically the format that the person who commisioned it wanted it in, for eprsonal reasons. So it's a little unusual in the format and elements. Smile It'd be cool one day to maybe flush out an entire deck, but I've already got 2 on the go and who knows if they'll get finished even! I better not get too ambitious... Wink

curaniel's picture

Hmm, I thought Strength was the eighth card. Anyway, if I hadn't seen the title, I would have thought it was The Sun because of all of the warm colors and the disk in the background. It's an interesting take - the horse instead of the lion, etc.

Guest's picture

As a student of tarot for the past four years, I truly appreciate the message put forth into your work on this card! It embodies the symbolism of the Strength card very well!

mccracken's picture

Whoah now, this is stunning - very well designed and conceived. I suppose I couldn't get you to another tarot card for my project, could I??

Art at its best.