Last post by rovingjack - November 15, 2023, 01:31:57 AM
I've kinda fallen down the rabbit hole of youtube tarot/oracle readings. lol. Not sure how the first one came across my feed, but they are kinda fun and a bit calming. Pulled out my Romanichal Caravan themed 'tarot deck' (it's suited with hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs, with Princess, knight, queen and king court cards for each, and has a set of 22 trumps) . the major arcana/ trumps always struck me as not quite matching the usual themes, and seemed a bit puzzling to work out for me, and it's possible it was just for game playing (though the last 3 trumps a a card reader, palm reader and fortune teller... sooo).
I got into some reddit community discussion of card reading, largely because I find it interesting how reading would ascribe some meanings to certain cards while sometimes disregarding the standard meaning in favor of what the art could make them think of that day. And I feel like a lot of people worry about doing it right and verifying the meaning of somebody elses reading. Which struck me as improbable as dream interpretation out of a dream dictionary.
For me for example: the tower is the tower of Babel and represents miscommunications and prideful belief you're way is the right way. THe hanged man is Odin sacrificing oneself to oneself, gaining insight and seeking new skills and empowerment to effect the world.
But I think the hottest button I pushed was the Wands=Air/thought-memory/spirit, Swords=fire/relations-drive/the effects and actions we do in the world and the people in it.
Last post by rovingjack - November 15, 2023, 12:53:13 AM
two art related things i've had mulling over in my head and never thought to post about here until now:
could we start a new art movement today? Intentionally, or is that something that happens by chance around a nucleation point? Say for example that we started a movement called Curio X. Everybody in a core group agrees to sign all works with an artistically rendered X (each member could make their X distinctive if they wanted). They can dabble in various media, and styles. But there is no branding, nobody has to Niche down or stick to a certain type there's no 'the art that is priced at a certain value because of the artists life story... Could we see something like this succeed as a counter to the Artist as Brand model of art, and the Name and biography being what makes a work valuble?
And item 2: It was stated that food is an important use of energy and resources. shelter too. medicine changes lives and saves them. "Art is not a requirement to live, and when the economy is tight it makes sense that buying and commissioning art slows or even stops, because it's not a need. what value proposition does art have?"
And I feel this is wrong, but I can't figure out how to respond to that.