A series of one hundred and fifty images after the format of the traditional Marseilles Tarot deck of the 17th century. Nothing to do with divination these images, biographical and imagined, spring solely from Yate’s unique way of seeing the world. On a visit to Ronda in Spain, Yates came across a dilapidated wooden bench with peeling white paint and crippled joints by moonlight which suggested to him the spirit of Rocinante, Don Quixote’s trusty steed, other studies portray a man using his jacket to Bull-Fight The Moon, an Upside-Down Tightrope Walker above the Grand Canal in Venice and the mind bending conundrums of a Pantomime Rocking Horse and One Man Musical Chairs! Yates’s sojourns to the Cot’e D’Azur also enhance the series with Renoir’s Radiator, Chagall’s Cat, Woman in Shower for Matisse and Clown Driving A Hat to name but a few!
View all one hundred and fifty Tarot images at paulyatesstudio.com