“Cards of Wu” Foretell Freaky Fortunes

[27 May 2010]

By Oliver Ho

A playfully weird take on classic tarot images, this project reinvents divination cards with such images as “The Molar Beetle” and the “Znakir of Thrax”.
“I describe my pictures as key frames or storyboards for some sort of bizarre movie,” says artist Ellis Nadler. “Or perhaps as stage sets for an opera I shall write some day.” I would love to see a full deck of these evocative cards in real-life. Imagine the strange fortunes people would tell. [via A Journey Round My Skull]

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/125998-cards-of-wu-foretell-freaky-fortunes/