Tarot test design: The 10 of Swords

James Negus (Gallery Shift Attendant)

Acrylic, pen and ink on watercolour paper

The 10 of Swords is part a new design for a tarot card deck. It is one of 78 cards. The design is based on tarot imagery from the 19th century. Painted in acrylic on watercolour paper the swords interlock in a style that is reminiscent of sword dancing traditions. The card also features a motif of leaves.