Design and Artwork
The Keychain Universal Waite Tarot by Mary Hanson-Roberts is a marvel of miniature artistry, boasting the title of the world’s smallest complete tarot deck. This deck features the classic drawings of Pamela Colman Smith, re-colored with the skilled hand of Mary Hanson-Roberts. Despite its diminutive size, each card maintains the original meanings and symbolism of the Rider-Waite artwork, but with enhanced clarity and new, intricate details. This tiny deck, measuring less than one and a half inches in height, is perfect for tarot enthusiasts on the go.
Symbolism and Themes
The Tiny Universal Waite Tarot retains the rich symbolism and deep meanings of the traditional Rider-Waite deck. The meticulous re-coloring by Hanson-Roberts brings a fresh perspective to the iconic imagery, making the symbolic messages of the cards more accessible and engaging, even in such a small format.
Accompanying this miniature deck is a tiny instruction booklet, providing users with guidance and interpretations for each card. Its compact size, combined with the option to attach it to a keychain, makes it an ideal companion for quick insights and tarot readings anywhere. This deck is not only a functional tarot tool but also a novelty item that will appeal to collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike.
About the Author
Mary Hanson-Roberts is a talented artist known for her work in the tarot and comic book realms. Her contributions to the tarot world include the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, the Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck, and the Whimsical Tarot Deck. Hanson-Roberts is also recognized for her involvement in the “furry art” scene, creating anthropomorphic animal art. Her comic series ‘Here Comes a Candle’ and her contributions to various fanzines and comic books showcase her diverse artistic skills. Her work extends to convention art shows where she displays her drawings of cats, dragons, and her unique tarot card illustrations.
- Artistic Style: Miniature re-colored Rider-Waite imagery
- Key Themes: Traditional tarot symbolism in a compact format
- Target Audience: Tarot enthusiasts, collectors, those seeking portable decks
- Special Features: World’s smallest tarot deck, keychain option
- Author Background: Comic book artist, tarot illustrator, involved in furry art scene