“Remember that the Tarot is a great and sacred arcanum – its abuse is an obscenity in the inner and a folly in the outer. It is intended for quite other purposes than to determine when the tall dark man will meet the fair rich widow.”
So if you’ve kept up with us over the last 8 years our +TAROT+ Dress is one of the pride and joys of our brand. It is a beautiful image full of iconography of life – various moments we all experience whilst on the rollercoaster. The highs and lows all told visually….which admittedly as artists is one of the Tarot’s most appealing features.
The graphic nature of the cards; their colours and line all make for gorgeous impact, and with its chainmailesque quality- it is such a delight to see it hanging there, as if by magic…over one hundred and fifty cards linked together in a grid-like pattern. Complete Paco Rabanne (who we must dedicate an entire post to and will update this when we do!) vibes but with a romantic esoteric edge.
It was always such an achievement each time we were able to showcase this dress, on a body, walking and moving and seeing people’s faces amazed. It truly is a work of art, which is why this unique opportunity is all the more special.
Downtown Hamilton was lucky indeed when The Witch’s Fix appeared. Full of beauty to the highest degree – a bona fide witch shop on John Street just off of King in the gorgeous Treble Hall building. Owner Lauren Campbell, who began her career in witching on Etsy (like us), offers everything a cool downtown ubran witch might need – crystals, charms, spell kits, candles, occult books, incense, and of course- TAROT CARDS!
At the end of September, a call was put out for an artist to showcase work in her “Toil & Treble Gallery” with the request for a piece revolving around the theme of “Cabinet of Curiosities”. . . what better than a fabulous mannequin in a Tarot Dress in the main window display of a witch boutique?!
Exactly, our thoughts…and whilst the dress is – well a dress, it is also a virtual cabinet of curiosities – each card a singular capsule of one of the many curiosities of life.
Take for instance, the FIVE OF WANDS – five youthful characters in different outfits imitating fighting with their large sticks, describing those minor conflicts you might have at work, with siblings, and school mates….compared to the FIVE OF CUPS- a shrouded figure stares head bent down at three chalices toppled and spilled over not noticing the two full he has still behind him; a curious situation indeed.
Each card represents a moment in everybody’s life which is why it is such an immense honour to have this one of a kind work out loud and proud for the public to see.
Viewers are encouraged to take a good look at the dress and take note of cards they are immediately drawn to and contact The Eye of Faith via email or DM on Instagram (@theeyeoffaith)!
The dress will be in the window indefeinitely, but we will update the website with news as we receive. Seems like Amanda (the mannequin) is right at home…
Please, if you are in the Hamilton, ON area go down to The Witch’s fix for a hit of sidewalk divination and pay Lauren a visit. Let her know The Eye of FaithThe Eye of Faith recommended her shop.
Until next time,