The Pacific Northwest Tarot
is on back order
The Pacific Northwest Tarot is a full 78-card tarot deck, with each archetype of the tarot represented by a plant or animal that makes its home here in the PNW. It's to product of Brendan Marnell's pandemic art project turned year-long obsession, and his love letter to the region I live in.
The Pacific Northwest contains multitudes. Mountainsides rise to snow covered peaks or eruption-scarred calderas. A seemingly endless coastline connects the land with the ocean. Redwoods reach skyward in temperate rainforests. Silvery rivers wend through arid desert basins that give way to grasslands painted in wildflowers. It’s a bioregion of staggering diversity – a microcosm of the Earth.
The 78 cards of the tarot complement the Pacific Northwest in richness and variation. The tarot explores the deep ocean of the subconscious and the clear-sighted peaks of conscious thought. It revels in lush forests of success and struggles through parched deserts of defeat. It deals in death, and cycles of rebirth, and all the in-between moments of growth that make up life.
This deck is the artist's own reconciling of these two reflections of the universe. The artist's associations, interpretations, and connections between an ecosystem and an esoteric system.