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Origins of the Global Fusion Deck

"The Fool" Acrylic on Canvas

"The Fool" Acrylic on Canvas

The Global Fusion deck began as a series of paintings inspired by the Major Arcana in early 2008. They were essentially a coping mechanism, a method of healing from a personal tragedy that I had experienced in my family. The paintings were in many ways a part of a greater awakening that was taking place with me, as well as a call to action in a “this is part of your life’s purpose” kind of way. At the time that I had taken on this painting project, I knew a little, but had no idea just how truly vast and complex the subject matter that I was delving into would be. So at first, there was a lot of learning along the way. Studying, researching each card, as I took them on one at a time, beginning with “The Fool.” Luckily I was fortunate enough to be in the company of several people who were knowledgeable on the Tarot and related subjects like Numerology, Astrology, Kabbalah, Ritual Work, etc. They provided a sounding board for some of the concepts I wanted to explore; I’m thankful that I had that.
The interesting thing about working with the archetypes of the tarot has always been the episodes of synchronicity; the small coincidences that occur that seem to validate the course that you’re on. It persists to this day, and I still find it amazing, because it’s a reminder of the big picture. To everybody who’s been a part of this journey with me, thank you! And to the friends, family, and newcomers who are learning about this project for the first time, thank you for your time and support as well!