The Telezma Tarot

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  • Handmade

The Telezma Tarot is a full tarot deck in the medium of hand made collage.

All the images were created by cutting pictures out of old magazines and books and affixing them to paper with a glue stick.

The deck consists of 78 cards as well as two title cards for a total of 80. The two title cards could be used as an extra Sun and Moon card if so desired.

The cards themselves are 3.5" x 5.75" (8.89 x 14.6 cm) in dimension. They are printed in high quality full color on heavy 400 gsm cardstock with a matte finish and gold foil edges. They come in a sturdy magnetic flip box.

A small booklet of card meanings is included within.

To see more images of the deck you can visit the original Kickstarter campaign page for the project here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/telezmatarot/the-telezma-tarot

as well as my Instagram here:

https://www.instagram.com/telezma.studios

Feel free to reach out with any questions.
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The Telezma Tarot's Origin Story:

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in the spring of 2020 I found myself laid off from my day job in the office of a community arts center and suddenly living like a Hermit in a less than relaxing environment. Like many, I endured anxiety about my life, the state of the world and the health of my loved ones, doing my best to stay well and make it through to the other side. This time period has brought isolation, emotional and relational struggles and deep existential reflection.

I decided early on to try to do something productive with my time and complete a project that had been on my mind and heart (and which I had been slowly conceptualizing and formulating) for years: a full 78 card Tarot deck in the medium of handmade collage. I have a deep and abiding love for both this symbolic image system and this medium, so their marriage was destined to occur at some point in my artistic career.

During the summer of 2020 police and protesters clashed in downtown Portland, tear gas filling the air across the river. I stayed in my room on the east side and cut pictures out of magazines. In September of that year the entire West Coast of the US became engulfed in forest fires, the air turning to a thick, acrid miasma. I stayed in my room with the air purifier cranked up and worked on this project in bed, imagining myself transported into the lush and fantastic scenes I was creating in paper and glue.

My love affair with the Tarot started on my 13th birthday, when I received a deck of Medieval Scapini cards from a friend as a gift (thanks Melanie, if you're reading this!) Over the years, it has brought me artistic inspiration, perspective adjustment, insight into life and self knowledge. I created this deck to share this love with you and to add my vision and voice to this great artistic tradition.

Whether this is your first Tarot rodeo or you're an old hand, it is my deepest wish and true desire that everyone who uses this deck finds delight and illumination here.

I have created decks before, including two full Tarot decks in my teens and early 20s (which no one will ever see because they're terrible) and The Threefold Oracle, a Tarot-based oracle deck consisting of three sets of Major Arcana rendered in traditional watercolor, watercolor pencil and linoleum block print (self published via The Game Crafter in 2012). I learned a lot from doing those projects, but did not yet have the experience or visual vocabulary to express myself the way I really wanted to. This is the first deck that I am truly thrilled to share with the world. It feels like a significant milestone on my creative path.

What makes this deck so special? Each image is a portrait of someone I know and love; the 78 unique beings who make up the Tarot. Each one was created from the deconstructed remnants of popular culture, recombined in the crucible of my imagination. Each one is a dream world unto itself as well as a panel in a kaleidoscopic comic. Try it for yourself and find out!

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Sean Needles Dec 1, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful and strong deck. Collage and Tarot, Chaos and Control, So stoked! Thank you for the energy in each card!

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