Sylwia Makris: Photographs of Forbidden Tarot

The Polish-born artist Sylwia Makris has spent more than a decade in sculpture. Since moving to photography, she has produced many incredible works of art including the gorgeously dark exhibit titled Tarot. Here, she portrays a variation of the Rider-Waite tarot deck. Used for divination for hundreds of years, tarot cards are bursting with imagery and magic. Makris’ photographs include some of the more well-known cards such as the “Hanged Man”, “The Emperor” and “Death”. Published originally in 1909, the Rider-Waite cards have been reproduced by thousands of artists over the years. Though each one may vary in representation, each version adds more magic and power to the ancient craft. In Tarot, Makris stays true to the traditional imagery of the cards. Makris blends her subjects into the background obscuring two and three-dimensional boundaries to … Continue reading Sylwia Makris: Photographs of Forbidden Tarot