Death is one of the most misunderstood cards in the Major Arcana, though it's quite understandable considering most traditional designs incorporate skeletons or The Reaper. In fact, Death can be one of the more positive cards, as it represents transformation, change, endings and beginnings, and transition. Let go of unhealthy attachments - new doors are waiting for you to open them.
Rather than use a skeleton in my design, I chose to use a wolf skull and a deer skull, showing that Death takes predator and prey alike, without prejudice or plan; in the end, Death is our fate regardless of wealth or power. This is not meant to be a dark or morbid statement - I really wanted to emphasize softness and light with my design of this card.
In hanakotoba, white chrysanthemums are a standard flower for funerals, as they represent grief, loss, and the purification of death. Sweet pea flowers mean "Goodbye". Peonies can represent "bravery", as we must all face change (and death) bravely.
From my tarot card project.
Addi Miyako is based in the beautiful Bay Area in Northern California. She draws inspiration from nature, Japanese folklore, and the feminine.
When not creating art, she enjoys singing, traveling, and trying new foods.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.