Yu Tarot (2006)

Claudia Melo has unified the iconography of the human experience in these digital media works illustrating the many facets of the ancient divination system, the Tarot. These pieces exude a medieval sensibility, pulled from the internal resonance of our collective memories. With very little exaggeration of emotionality, the artist conveys the very depth of meaning of each individual card through subtle facial features. We are drawn to the understanding of our mortality and fragility, and are compelled to think of ourselves accordingly in relation to this pantheon of gods and goddesses.

Marjorie Kaye