Divinations

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Divinations is an ongoing series documenting tarot spreads involving a photograph of an individual. A portrait is more than just an image on paper; it contains not only the indexical likeness of the subject (ideal for setting intention), but a direct connection to that person’s energy as well. Paired with the channeling nature of an unbiased, pure tarot reading, a portrait allows one access to insights about the subject’s personality otherwise unattainable without them being physically present for the reading.

divinations-presidential-cabinet23-president-donald-trumpDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – President Donald Trump, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

The first part of this series pertains to the current Presidential Cabinet as it stands, documenting the end result of the reading for each member, dubbed House of 78 Cards. Achieved by channeling the energy of the politician through an official photograph of them, each spread answers two neutral and uncharged questions:

On the left – “As part of the Trump administration and cabinet, what do you bring to the table?”, followed by a second card below it for additional insight. This is an unbiased channel of the subject’s key characteristics.

On the right – “As part of the Trump administration and cabinet, how will your actions affect your respective department?”, followed by a second card below it for additional insight. This is an unbiased channel of effects due the subject’s actions.

Viewers should challenge their own intuition to interpret the readings. Prior knowledge of tarot is not required – viewers should allow their instincts to guide them through the images. Short interpretations by the artist can be found on Instagram by following @houseof78cards

The deck used is a Japaridze, known for its depth of imagery and perceptive accessibility, and was cleansed and charged before channeling.

divinations-presidential-cabinet02-vice-president-mike-penceDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Vice President Mike Pence, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet05-secretary-of-state-rex-tillersonDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet12-secretary-of-the-treasury-steven-mnuchinDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet25-secretary-of-defense-james-mattisDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Defense James Mattis, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet18-attorney-general-jeff-sessionsDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Attorney General Jeff Sessions, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet22-secretary-of-the-interior-ryan-zinkeDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet08-secretary-of-agriculture-sonny-perdueDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet14-secretary-of-commerce-wilbur-rossDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet20-secretary-of-labor-alexander-acostaDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet09-secretary-of-health-and-human-services-tom-priceDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet17-secretary-of-housing-and-urban-development-ben-carsonDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson Sr., documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet24-secretary-of-transportation-elaine-chaoDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet19-secretary-of-energy-james-perryDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Energy James Perry, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet16-secretary-of-education-betsy-devosDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Education Elisabeth DeVos, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet11-secretary-of-veterens-affairs-david-shulkiDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet03-secretary-of-homeland-security-john-kellyDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet10-whitehouse-chief-of-staff-reince-priebusDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Whitehouse Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet06-us-trade-representative-robert-lighthizerDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet21-secretary-of-national-intelligence-dan-coatsDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet01-representative-of-the-us-to-the-un-nikki-haleyDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations Nikki Haley, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet04-director-of-the-office-of-management-and-budget-mick-mulvaneyDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet07-director-of-the-central-intelligence-agency-mike-pompeoDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet13-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-scott-pruittDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

divinations-presidential-cabinet15-administrator-of-the-small-business-administrationDivinations: Presidential Cabinet – Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, documentation of a four card tarot spread with photo, 10.5″ x 15″, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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