The RainShadow Tarot
Crafted by Claire Mack over 3 years, the RainShadow Tarot follows the Rider Waite Smith tradition, yet features new symbols and delves deeply into the psyche. Each art piece was handmade, arranged to capture the true essence of its card. Claire's journey into story-telling and archetypes has created a beautiful deck that is both distinctive and perceptive. The 56-page guidebook, co-authored by tarot maven & artist Autumn Hesse, provides tailored interpretations of each card with beginner-friendly keywords & concepts.
- The RainShadow Tarot has 78 cards with 350 gsm cardstock and matte laminated finish for softness and smoothness.
- There are 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards in suits of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.
- The cards measure 4.75 x 2.75 inches with rounded corners and matte silver edges.
- The deck comes in a sturdy two-piece box with gold and silver foil on the lid.
- Includes a 56-page perfect bound guidebook with keywords and concepts for each card.
" I was born in 1965, a native Californian, though I've spent most of my life in the cool, rainy, moss-covered landscape of the Pacific Northwest. My first memories of painting involved dabbing watercolor on a sheet of paper and folding it over so that the two sides would mix and imprint on each other, creating a most magical and transcendent experience in my 5-year old brain.
In 1987 I received a BFA from the California College of Arts in Painting. Over the years, making art has continued to be a source of transcendence for me. I believe that art has a profound healing influence on both the artist and the viewer. Through the depiction of beauty, truth, and recognition of the human condition, our spirits are uplifted and connected on a deeper level.
In my work, I portray figurative images, symbolic beings that represent my inner experience and life process. More often than not, I am working intuitively, letting the images take shape as I go, thus, each piece is unique, connected by the thread of my spirit and surroundings. I also use imagery from nature, which is a continual source of inspiration and healing energy. As an artist, it is my hope to provide a common visual language that is both provocative and soothing to those who resonate with my work.
Most of my pieces are built up on panels or canvas using multiple layers that may include paint, charcoal, antique and decorative papers, thread, fabric, gold leaf, wax, pencil, and crayon. "