I have turned the corner and can see the sunlight peeping through on the horizon…
The painting isn’t finished, not for a while yet… However, I felt it was time to share an update – mainly because my cat model is eager to see if she’s being portrayed to her liking … After painting and fluffing every strand of fur, I really hope she approves :)
He or She…?
The guides in the 10 of Swords move beyond the realms of what we see and know as humans… Their role is to provide comfort and to gently guide us through harrowing loss and defeat, to a place in the mind where we see that all is not lost.
At first I thought of Cat as ‘he’, then my cat model Morticia made me think of Cat as ‘she’. Raven on the other hand, has been both he and she all along … It dawned on me that my reluctance to pin down the gender of the guides in this artwork stems from a feeling that they are both… and that gender itself plays little part in who they are …
You can read more about the early stages of painting this card and the 10 of Swords in this post – next update I hope to share the finished artwork :)
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