James Bostick

Salem Arcanum Tarot

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James
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Bostick
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Salem Arcanum Tarot
 

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James Bostick, A Salem Arts Association Board member, lives in Salem and has been working as a photographer and designer for over 25 years. Bostick’s fine art work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and has been included in notable private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

You can learn more about James Bostick at jbostick.com
 

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  • Photography
Artist Bio or Résumé
The images and symbols of the Tarot tradition have a rich and ancient history. I’ve been inspired by these images and here attempt my own photographic interpretations of the visual language that is the Tarot. For me this series attempts to deconstruct the symbol systems of the Tarot in an effort understand the evolution of meaning attached to these images.

In a time when it’s far to common to assume each photo we see has been digitally manipulated I strive to capture the scene as seen before my camera. In my studio I create theater and story telling for each theme, captured for others to find their own meaning and symbolic value.

For those who believe in the mysteries of the Tarot they contain personality and attempt divination at the heart of each image. Combined they become a secret language and form of expression uniquely their own.

The tarot Photo Project was started in late 2009. Every card in the series becomes a portrait that tells the human story within each card. The current goal is to interpret the entire 78-card series and publish the complete tarot deck. Most are completed.
Artist Statement
James Bostick lives in Salem and has been working as a photographer and designer for over 25 years. Bostick’s fine art work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and has been included in notable private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

You can learn more about James Bostick at jbostick.com
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