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The Hierophant

“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer”

~ William Somerset Maugham (English writer, 1874-1965)


The Hierophant, in many Tarot decks, is represented by a bishop or other male priest. The card represents conformity, tradition, structure, and ideas rooted in history. I took this idea of "tradition" and tailored it to my own experience, creating an image that represents what tradition represents in my own life. I also feel it is important to take the pressures of others' expectations and judge them against one's own priorities. Therefore, I was careful to include my own "thumbprint" on the idea of conformity and history. Knowing where you came from is important. Knowing where you are going is more important.

Rendered in Poser Pro 2012. Postwork in Photoshop.

All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: Shari for V4 (Sabby), The Nun (SWAM, Silencer, Sarsa), Mortis for Sacrament (Jack Tomalin), Raven Wings (Poisen), Ron's Angel Dust and Bokeh(deviney).

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Selkieblues's avatar
Stunning Image..it is so enchanting
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thanks! I had a vision in mind with this one... it came together a little differently than I'd planned, but I'm pleased with it anyway. :)
Jazzine's avatar
her eyes are....... spooky. and a little awesome too lol
karibous-boutique's avatar
Lol. I must say that I agree 100%. She was supposed to be a little spooky, so I'm flattered by the comment! :heart: Thanks, hon!!
OldFashionedWoman's avatar
Wow! This is fabulous! Great Job
karibous-boutique's avatar
Aww! Thanks so much!! :heart:
CapriciousAmber's avatar
Really superb and impressive! Wow!
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you! This was one of those pieces that just came together effortlessly. Wish they all were!! :D
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karibous-boutique's avatar
:D Thank you very much! It was fun to put together.
dragondoodle's avatar
Wow . . . that turned out fantastic! :wow:
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thanks! I am quite proud of this one. Too bad Muse fell off a cliff after finishing it! Gah!!
dragondoodle's avatar
Nuuu! Must rescue the Muse! :tantrum:
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karibous-boutique's avatar
:heart: Thank you so much! :heart:
Kachinadoll's avatar
Sweeeet! This is so cool! Love how you have tailored this to your own life experiences and totally made the image yours! Great creative approach on this one! She is such a cool looking character as well and fit's this card just perfectly! Wow! Excellent work my friend! :iconcat-glompplz:
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you so much. :hug: And -- a KITTY glomp?! LOL. Love it!! This one is one of my favorites so far. I rendered it -- and then promptly fell into a creative slump. I'm trying to kick Muse's behind as we speak! :)
Kachinadoll's avatar
Your most welcome! It turned out so cool! Aww, maybe your muse is just taking a wee nap and will be back to whisper into your ear once again soon. Feed her a PBJ sandwich, that always brings mine back to life. hehe :icontuzkiflailplz:
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