Thea's Tarot is a feminist and lesbian classic.
Ruth West took four years to create the first edition of Thea’s Tarot (1984), using the medium of papercut. Each image was then shot with a camera, photocopied in black and white, and printed. Thea’s Tarot was inspired by Billie Potts’s A New Women’s Tarot.
When the original print run of the decks ran out, Metonymy Press received permission from the artist to reprint the deck in 2018. The reprint edition is very much like the original, and comes with the same 1-page instructional pamphlet. The 78-card deck has Ruth’s signature design on the back of each card, and the images are black and white reproductions of Ruth’s original papercut prints. This is a new printing of the 2018 edition of the deck.
Ruth West is an internationally recognised artist working with digital art. Ruth has described Thea's tarot as “a women’s vision of the tarot deck … a personal interpretation of traditional tarot themes of human spiritual history.”
- 78, 12cm x 7cm plastic coated cards
- cardboard box
- 1 page instructional pamphlet