Traditionally used for divination, oracle cards are a contemporary tool enjoyed by many for self-reflection, contemplation, and guidance. This vibrant, hand-painted and collaged deck of 63 cards combines concepts of the human experience with the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Each card is intuitively rendered, offering a unique perspective on both practical and metaphysical matters. Woven within the deck are 12 of my figurative pieces which represent the human element of the seeker here on Earth, whose journey takes them on a path of illumination. Includes a 24-page booklet with topics of contemplation for each card.
Making art has always been a source of transcendence for me. I believe that art has a profound healing influence on both the artist and the viewer. Through the depiction of beauty, truth, and recognition of the human condition, our spirits are uplifted and connected on a deeper level.
In my work, I portray figurative images, symbolic beings that represent my inner experience and life process. More often than not, I am working intuitively, letting the images take shape as I go, thus, each piece is unique, connected by the thread of my spirit and surroundings. I also use imagery from nature, which is a continual source of inspiration and healing energy. As an artist, it is my hope to provide a common visual language that is both provocative and soothing to those who resonate with my work.
Most of my pieces are built up on panels or canvas using multiple layers that may include paint, charcoal, antique and decorative papers, thread, fabric, gold leaf, wax, pencil, and crayon. For the last several years I've focused on the creation of divination decks, including the Illuminated Earth Oracle, the Faceted Garden Oracle, and the RainShadow Tarot. Each deck consists of original hand-cut collages and acrylic paintings on paper.
Illuminated Earth Oracle Deck - Claire Mack - INDIE Deck
Washington - USA