For my inclusion into the Aliens 35th anniversary art book, I have digitally created this illustration inspired and homageing A. E. Waite’s tarot (the Rider Pack) and Pamela Colman Smith’s illustrations. Drawing connections between the hero’s journey, semiotics and the film’s (Jungian) archetypes. This illustration is an examination of story telling narrative using the medium of tarot, for these images are symbols that are deep within all of us.
Queen of Wands – strong, confident, taking charge.
The Empress – fertility, femininity, motherhood.
The World – success, fulfilment, wholeness.