NicolasBruno

The Somnia Tarot Deck

Northport, New York
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Announcement    *I will be away from August 19th - August 26th 2022. Any orders placed within this window will be fulfilled upon my return. Thank you for your patience!*

Thank you all for your incredible support! If you are having issues with placing an order, or if you received an order with problems, please contact me before leaving a review. I will ensure that you are taken care of. I appreciate you! - Nicolas

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2022

*I will be away from August 19th - August 26th 2022. Any orders placed within this window will be fulfilled upon my return. Thank you for your patience!*

Thank you all for your incredible support! If you are having issues with placing an order, or if you received an order with problems, please contact me before leaving a review. I will ensure that you are taken care of. I appreciate you! - Nicolas

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About NicolasBruno

Sales 875
On Etsy since 2012

Explore the world of Tarot through the visions of Nicolas Bruno, an artist who transforms his dreams and nightmares into surreal imagery.

Through this deck, the tale of the classic Tarot is told through the mediums of photography, sculpture, costume design, and dream journal recordings. Various characters and symbolism from sleep paralysis experiences are woven together to express the diverse themes within the Tarot.

The conception of The Somnia Tarot began during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, and was completed in late November of 2020. Each photograph was created within the marshlands and shorelines of Long Island, New York. The characters within the series are portrayed by self portraiture, my family members, and close friends.

My first exposure to Tarot came from childhood. In the basement of my grandmother's home, I discovered the Tarot deck that belonged to my great grandmother, Yia-yia. In secret, I would climb up a high shelf and retrieve the deck, which was hidden among her other antiques and trinkets. Because I was forbidden to touch the cards out of superstition, it made them even more alluring to my childhood curiosity.



Growing up in a Greek Orthodox family, superstitions and traditions were commonplace throughout all aspects of my life. Each time I visited Yia-yia's cards, I became increasingly more captivated by the imagery within them. This peculiar memory followed me into adulthood, where I would soon rediscover Tarot in a new way.

I hope that The Somnia Tarot will empower you to dive into the depths of the subconscious, where you will discover the gilded treasures that rest just beneath the surface.

- Nicolas Bruno

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If your order arrives with any of the following issues, I am more than willing to help resolve the issue:
- Damaged items/shipment
- Missing items
- Misprinted cards

Misprints on cards certainly can happen, and I am willing to send you replacements of specified cards at no cost to you. We can work out an arrangement to ensure you have the best experience possible. Before leaving a review, you can always contact me with concerns. Due to the limited nature of the project, I would greatly encourage a resolution other than returning. You can contact me directly anytime at info [!at] somniatarot.com.
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Shipping
I do my best to ship orders within 3-5 business days. I am a one man team so I greatly appreciate leniency when applicable. I will always make announcements here, via the newsletter, or on Instagram for any shipping notices.