Meet Lisa Perrin, one of the many artists featured in the upcoming Cosmos show! Lisa earned her MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work is informed by Eastern European Jewish folk tales, beautifully detailed Victorian designs, as well as nature in its many forms. She now resides in Cleveland, OH where she works as an illustrator for American Greetings card company. If you want to see more of her Perrin’s work be sure to check out her website www.madebyperrin.com or blog made-by-perrin.tumblr.com, and don’t forget to check out her Caelum piece in the Cosmos show, opening October 30th!
For the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, Lisa illustrated a piece for the constellation Caelum. In the deck, it represents the Death Card and is an Earth Element.
Tool of Creation - Refinement - Configuration
The constellation Caelum was said to have been named both for the celestial figures carved into marble vessels and for the sculptor’s chisel. In Masonic lore, the chisel symbolizes the tool of transformation: when used by the skilled hands of sculptors and craftsmen, it brings forth elegant forms from rough hewn stone. The Caelum card depicts the dual nature of the tool and its creation, where each chip that defines the form detracts from what it once was. Caelum symbolizes the departure of something that was in order to make room for what will be.
Upright, this card symbolizes the progress to attain one’s goal, possibly by using a helper or outside resource, or the tools necessary to do so. With proper tools, a person can create a masterpiece. Properly and consistently applied resources allow for patient, considered and deliberate progress. This is a card of creativity, refinement, transformation, and configuration.
Reversed, Caelum represents a divisive force, literally reshaping or wearing away important aspects of an established configuration. The action taken may be to deliberately deface or obscure. A heavy-handed move has the potential to lay waste to any progress made before it.
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