New York based artist, Nicolas Bruno recently published his Somnia Tarot. His website says:
“Explore the world of Tarot through the visions of Nicolas Bruno, an artist who transforms his dreams and nightmares into surreal imagery.
“The Somnia Tarot was created by Nicolas Bruno, a New York based artist working in the mediums of photography, sculpture, and costume design. Dream journal recordings are intertwined through the storytelling of The Somnia Tarot, bridging the gap between reality and the subconscious. Every scene within The Somnia Tarot was created through photography with elements of sculpture and costume design.
“The Somnia Tarot is comprised of:
– 78 full-color 400gsm cards measuring 3 x 5 inches
– Two-part collection box with a luxurious matte linen finish
– Information booklet with card descriptions
“Each artwork within The Somnia Tarot showcases Bruno’s work within the mediums of photography, sculpture, and costume design. References are made to The Rider–Waite tarot deck along with Jungian archetypes.”
An interview with the artist posted at MyModernMet begins:
“Like many people, photographer Nicolas Bruno is enthralled by tarot cards. Having interacted with the mysterious cards at a young age, the deck of divination continued to pique his interest into adulthood. Now, Bruno’s latest series, titled The Somnia Tarot, depicts the entire 78-card deck and considers the symbology behind the alluring images that are often used to predict the future.
“Bruno began his tarot card photography by referring to his portfolio of surreal imagery. His previous work dealt with his experience with sleep paralysis as well as dream journals that have ultimately cultivated a visual language detailing his complicated relationship with a good night’s rest. This conceptual approach to his photographs allowed for an easy transition into recreating the classic Rider Waite tarot deck. “Because my Sleep Paralysis series and the classic tarot deal with the subconscious and conscious mind,” he tells My Modern Met, ‘creating fluid parallels between the two bodies of work was a seamless process.’”
Read the entire interview: https://mymodernmet.com/nicolas-bruno-tarot-card-photos/
Order your set: https://www.somniatarot.com/