A Fool’s World

By Tom de Freston and Helen Ivory (Gatehouse Press)

A Fool’s World is a collaborative Tarot pack, with a focus on the major arcana. The deluxe pack is an ekphrastic experiment, mixing painting, collage and painting. It won the 2016 Saboteur Best Collaborative Work award. 

These cards are swimming in rich practices, scribes in images, arms raised in prayer, poetry, piety, knowing thieves and murderers. These paintings aren’t a sealed door, they are the open gates to the Acropolis. You just have to take a change of clothes and go on a journey for gold. You could grow fat on their ornamented innards.

Grant Tabard