For me, there is nothing that stands up to my dad’s own Oracle art * – especially his original oil paintings. Seeing them in person, life-sized as they are, is just wowee zowee. There are these amazing little neon gem tones that just pop in the light, and the brushwork, expressions, compositions – I could go on and on. Well not to mention they are super creepy in an other-worldly sort of way which is just a big intoxicant for me. This is, in my opinion, how good Oracle artwork should be.
So me, my daughter and son all made the trek over to the storage locker today, to archive the originals that remain. They were painted in the 70′s, so this something LONG overdue. My dad died about two years ago, and as keeper of the creepers, I have vowed to get this deck of 52 published. There still remain scattered photographs of paintings that have gone by the wayside, so with a little organization and luck, I think I can pull together the entirety.
Anyway, it was a great day, especially sharing it all with my son and daughter, who are just totally blown away by their Grandpa’s work.
Soon you will be able to pre-order this new deck!! Stay tuned for upcoming info!!!
* C.J. Freeman, illustrator of The Playing Card Oracles, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All artwork, copyright C.J. Freeman