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1295. The Hanged Man
by 1289. Aly Fell

Barbara Moore says of this card in the Steampunk Tarot:

Creating the images, writing out what I wanted on each card, was so much fun. Sometimes I think I focused too much on amusing myself and thinking I was so clever. This is one of those images. Traditionally, the Hanged Man hangs from a tree and has a halo around his head (like those pictures of Christ or the Saints) to represent enlightenment gained through sacrifice. Here, the Hanged Man hangs from scaffolding and is bound by vines (playing with the idea of the opposing forces of nature and machine, a very apt Steampunk theme). He is in front of a church and the stained glass window becomes his halo.

See Also
1289. Aly Fell
1826. Barbara Moore
1827. Steampunk Tarot
1290. Three of Pentacles
1291. Eight of Pentacles
1292. The High Priestess
1293. The Queen of Cups
1294. The Queen of Swords
2375. The Hermit
2376. Three of Cups

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Tarot, Artwork