Design and Artwork
The Shadowscapes Tarot set, conceived by the renowned fantasy artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, is a masterful blend of ethereal beauty and intricate symbolism. Over six years of dedicated work, Law has created a hypnotic world populated with colorful dragons, armoured knights, and whimsical fairies. Each card in this Rider-Waite-based deck is a portal into a rich, vibrant fantasy realm, intricately detailed in Law’s signature watercolor style that melds Asian, Celtic, and fantasy elements.
Symbolism and Themes
This deck is not just a visual treat; it’s a journey through diverse cultural myths and folklore. The Major Arcana feature archetypical figures, while the Minor Arcana are represented by various animals – canines and felines for Cups, birds for Swords, lizards for Pentacles, and fish for Wands. Each card is bordered by a lightly metallic silvery purple, and the backs feature a detailed, reversible design, perfect for meditation and intuitive readings.
Accompanying the deck is a pocket-sized booklet, providing snapshot interpretations of the cards’ meanings by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and unique spreads by tarot expert Barbara Moore. Despite concerns about card thickness and size, users find the deck durable and engaging, with the detailed imagery inviting deep exploration into each card’s story. The cards measure approximately one inch in thickness and are lauded for their resilience and ease of handling.
About the Author
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is an Oakland-based artist whose work explores mythic arts, surreal otherworlds, and the intersection of mythology with Nature’s wild growth. Her artwork has been featured in various publications, and she is also known for her series on watercolor technique, Dreamscapes. Law’s Shadowscapes Tarot, with its breathtaking art and deep symbolism, is a testament to her talent and dedication to the mythic arts.
- Exquisite watercolor artwork combining Asian, Celtic, and fantasy themes.
- Rider-Waite-based structure, making it accessible for beginners and experienced readers.
- Detailed, reversible card backs and silvery purple borders enhancing the mystical experience.
- Includes a guidebook with insightful interpretations and unique tarot spreads.
- Designed by renowned fantasy artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, with contributions from tarot expert Barbara Moore.