I know I promised you that I would share the symbolism and meaning of each of the cards as I create them, so now that you've witnessed the journey of creating the piece, allow me to deconstruct it a little bit for you.
Justice is one of those cards that actually, really does have quite a bit to do with the actual title of the card. As it comes up in a reading, it generally a reminder of the need to be genuinely fair. Relying on cool-headed logic rather emotion as the basis for decisions. It often refers to matters of legality, contracts, and the like - emphasizing that whether you like the result or not - it will be fair and just.
Of course we all have an idea of what Justice means; we live in a world where we come across that word and its implications all of the time…but what does Justice look like?
For me she is a woman, fierce and strong. She is blind, so as to represent impartiality. Where cool headed logic influences her decisions, and yet she sees.
The Justice Tarot Card: traditionally Justice is depicted as a woman, often seated, sword in right hand (logic), scales in the left (intuition). I wanted to portray Justice as very strong feminine figure, almost fierce. It takes tremendous courage and strength of character to be resolutely fair and unbiased.
|Eyes Opened but still veiled|
|Close up of Headpiece|
|Justice - with working pulley|