Sunday, November 20, 2005

Free to Play the Fool



Since I find myself sketching than not, I decided to make myself a deck of cards. After a few uninspiring starts, I decided instead to make my own Tarot deck. As far as I can tell- like any religious artifact- its worth is found in the belief of the thrower. Myself, I have no belief in it whatsoever, and if I did, I'd believe in something I made myself much more than something I bought in the "New Age" section at Borders. Either way, it seems like a fun thing to make.

Being a fool is freedom in itself- freedom from responsibility, guilt, or choices. It's us wise schmucks that are all wracked and twisted inside.

TTFN
Tony

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's a great fool!!! I like his big head and gaping smuttering mouth. He handily has no arms ... Is that fool's gold he is foolishy leaving a trail of - not sure cause I'm a bit wracked and twisted to tell ...

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Cool fool.

Daniel said...

That's fun. I dig him and his gold.

merlinprincesse said...

More on the frightening side...

Todd DeWolf said...

Well you know what they say-ignorance is bliss. I like this fool-drool! I'm not sure if I want to know what is coming out of his sack there. The brown makes me wonder. Must be my cold twisting my thoughts. Well done. Cheers!

HannoverFist said...

The insanity! Great!

Christine Lim said...

I like this piece you have done. :)

Rowantree said...

Cool, really funny !!

french toast girl said...

So what does it mean when he's upside down? All the gold goes back into his sack?

This is so cool... can't wait to see the rest of them. (The seven of Tony....)

love, me

Trout Fishing on Oahu said...

I'd love to see the rest of that deck. Great fool!

Alison Ashwell said...

he's a great character. I hoep you do more Tarot cards

carla said...

This is fabulous, Tony! What I really like is that it has your signature, wacky style... It is so much fun to look at the different styles of tarot cards out there. It's the kind of thing that artists love to interpret and put their own stamp on. I like this a lot; I think you should most defintely finish the deck. I'm going to do mine as well...one card at a time...I might finish in a few years:>

Caroline said...

This looks like a fool and his money being parted - yet you are making your own cards so not you!

steve said...

( I'm sure you'll appreciate what I type next, Tony )

Lady Luck smiles upon and protects:
1. Fools
2. Small children
3. Star-Ships named Enterprise

Not necessarily in that order.
You should market those Tarot cards, dude. I'll bet they would sell great this holiday !
:-)

Tony LaRocca said...

Hannover Fist:
"STERRRRRRRRRN? He's a no good, double-dealing, perverted, lacenist pathetic little worm! Hanging's too good for 'im! Burnings too good for 'im! He should be chopped into itty-bitty peices and BURIED ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!"
(in other words, Cool name, dude!)

LDahl said...

Intelligent blog! I like how you did the glasses on this fool..and his hair and his teeth and the colors... yep, pretty much like it even though I'd have to take a shovel to him if I found him hanging around:)))

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Amen. Did you happen to hear the "I believe" segment on NPR this morning? From the loquacious half of Penn and Teller. Recommended.

Ian T. said...

Tony, this is a wicked piece of character design! The technique is perfect too. I dig how he's attempting to creep along quietly in armour, mostly armless (and noseless and earless). He looks happy in his work :).