Design and Artwork
Catrin Welz-Stein’s Tarot of Mystical Moments is a visually stunning 83-card deck that showcases her unique collage style. This deck is particularly noteworthy for its distinctively feminine perspective, featuring lush, intuitive images that blur the lines between imagination and reality. It includes five bonus cards, offering alternative female versions of the four Kings and the Emperor, allowing readers to personalize their tarot experience. Each card is edged in elegant silver gilt, enhancing the deck’s magical appeal.
Symbolism and Themes
The artwork in the Tarot of Mystical Moments is deeply evocative, rich in symbolism, and offers a vintage, ethereal feel. Welz-Stein’s exploration of womanhood through her art adds a unique dimension to the tarot reading experience. This deck is an invitation to delve into a world where the conventional and the surreal merge, creating a space for profound personal insights and intuitive readings.
Accompanying the deck is a 96-page guidebook, providing upright and reversed meanings for each card. Packaged in a beautifully designed, silver foil-accented box, the deck has been praised for its sturdy cards and ease of shuffling, although some users have noted issues with packaging. This deck is ideal for those who appreciate original artwork and seek a tarot experience that is both meaningful and visually captivating.
About the Author
Catrin Welz-Stein, born in Weinheim, Germany, is a graphic designer and artist known for her surreal and sensual images that combine the familiar with the alien. Her journey into digital art began in 2009, where she creatively fuses historical paintings, fairy tale illustrations, and oddities to produce unique, story-telling artwork. Influenced by artists like Otto Dix, Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Magritte, and Botticelli, Welz-Stein’s work is a testament to her ability to blend vintage inspirations with contemporary digital techniques, resulting in ethereal and fairytale-like creations that challenge traditional perceptions of collage art.
- Artistic Style: Digital collage with a vintage, surreal feel
- Key Themes: Femininity, imagination, ethereal surrealism
- Target Audience: Art enthusiasts, tarot practitioners
- Special Features: 83-card deck, 5 bonus cards, silver gilt-edged cards
- Author Background: Experienced graphic designer, digital artist