The world is whole, the world is Queer.
This sentence popped into my head during a ritual, and sparked this whole project.
In Tarot, the major arcana represents «the fool’s journey» a journey of the soul toward enlightenment, or of the ego from immaturity to wholeness, from the Fool to the World. I wanted to explore those archetypes through the lens of my own queer journey, in a way that centers joy above everything. Discovering and understanding one’s queer identity is complicated, full of ups and down, euphoria and loss, revelations and struggles to understand. It is about embracing the wisdom in our «weirdness». I was also inspired by the way our queer ancestors, just like queer people today, managed to find moments of joy even in the face of terrible hardship.
This deck is also about not taking things too seriously. Weird Wisdom is about letting go of a quest for perfection and celebrating what is there, our triumphs and our mistakes. Weird Wisdom was created with an instinctive use of tarot, the sentences on the cards created through automatic writing and my emotional understanding of them. I also created the art in a way that is much more spontaneous than that of my usual work, embracing and celebrating its imperfections.
So let’s be joyful, let’s be silly, and let’s embark on this journey!