The New Chapter Tarot by Kathryn Briggs
The New Chapter Tarot is a story, a journey, a self-portrait of change.
Faced with the realization that her relationship was coming to an end, Kathryn Briggs' entire life was at an either/or moment. She was an immigrant, on a marriage visa, with no professional contacts and not much in the way of community back home. Was she prepared to blow up her entire life? To risk what was known, for what could be?
"Arting through" her problems, Kathryn painted tarot cards as feelings arose and presented themselves to be dealt with. The Queen of Swords is the friend who offered their shoulder to cry on before giving the keenest advice, the 6 of Disks is the adopted cat who helped her feel rooted and home, Strength is the friend she hadn't seen in 20 years but who had also returned to the strange place they were from but never felt they belonged.
Each card of The New Chapter is a meditation in paint; a feeling arose and it became a card and was released. This completed deck represents a new life, a circle of Hope and Friendship and Love.
- A complete 78 card Deck with Mini Hardcover Full Color 78 page Introductory booklet
- Keepsake Box Measures 3 1/2" X 5 3/4" X 2 1/4"
- 78 Matt finish Cards Measure 2 3/4" X4 1/4" X 1.5"
Kathryn Briggs is an internationally recognized, award winning graphic novelist and arts educator.
She began her comic-making career while pursuing her Masters at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a feminist re-imagining of the archetypal Hero Story, “Story(cycle)”. Kathryn launched her independent small press Ess Publications with this ground-breaking comic. Her adaptation of “Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1” won the inaugural Elsinore Award for Graphic Shakespeare in 2016. A fixture of the Scottish Independent Comic scene, Kathryn founded and ran the Ex Libris Book Fair, Dundee’s only independent book fair. Her short comics have been featured in UK comics anthologies such as Treehouse Comic, Dirty Rotten Comics, Meanwhile…, and Sliced Quarterly. She served on the committee of GENERATORprojects, an artist-led gallery and community space, during 2014. Her work has been exhibited in both art galleries and colleges in Sweden, Scotland, Japan, and the United States.
An experienced art educator, Kathryn lectured at her alma mater, Glasgow School of Art, The McManus Museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts, and presented a paper she co-authored at the 2016 Graphic Medicine conference in Dundee. She has also been featured as a panelist at Glasgow Comic Con, where her collection of short comics “Magpie” was awarded Runner Up for Graphic Novel of the Year in 2018. She is currently a teaching artist for Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia.