Design for Divination: Petit Lenormand Still Lifes is a current series that makes its debut at Swoon Fine Art, opening April 6, 2013. The works are 8 images that are part of an ongoing project that will eventually consist of 36 works, exploring all of the imagery of the original Lenormand fortune telling deck, created by a German parlour game designer, and most famously used by fortune teller Mlle. Lenormand during the Napoleonic era. I have combined the symbolism of the original game with some of the more contemporary translations of the cards’ meanings to produce my own fortune telling deck.
Special thanks to Neville MacKay and the wonderful staff at My Mother’s Bloomers of Halifax for their generous donation of the flowers used in creating some of these works.
The show runs through April 27.