ART INSPIRATION / benjamin mackey
If it is certain that there are two things in life that I love (besides my husband obv) its Twin Peaks and Tarot. I have been obsessed with these renditions of the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck done entirely in Twin Peaks characters. It's eerily "accurate" (trust--- this is from someone who has seen the entire series more times than I can count) and equally as thought-provoking.
Tarot lends itself well to symbolism, as do the creations of David Lynch (yes, and Mark Frost). Deep within the show are layers upon layers of meaning that can be peeled away to reveal new insights, much akin to the study of Tarot. Really, it's a perfect fit.
While Benjamin Mackey has not yet completed the Minor Arcana to flush out the entire deck, I am crossing my fingers that he will and the finished product will be available to purchase. I will also settle for prints that I can frame and hang in my house (PLEASE!). Currently, the illustrations are only available to view via his website, but I implore you---- go look and marvel at how freakin' genius they are. That is all.
P.S. I think it is only fitting to mention the heartbreaking passing of David Bowie here considering his role in Fire Walk with Me (and subsequent depiction above in the Wheel of Fortune card). He was and will continue to be a source of endless inspiration, not only through his music, but also through the beauty of his wonderful freak soul.