Hush creates immensely detailed work using a ballpoint pen and found materials for pigment, often using his fingerprints to create shading, giving his work an aged, textured and timeless quality. Hush’s work reminds me of being small again, but even smaller than I ever once was, being surrounded by nature, with the flurry of activity one finds under rocks and decaying logs seeming larger and noisier because of the shift in proportion. Hush’ work, illustrated with lush detail inspired by natural forms in various states of life and decay, could be as at home amongst Victorian botanical etchings as it is amongst contemporary illustrations. Hush’s work takes the 19th century aesthetic much deeper by adding to it his own cast of fascinating feminine, masculine and animal characters, journeying through his haunted landscapes, beckoning the viewer to attempt to chase down the phantom narrative.
— Joy Shannon
Jeremy Hush has turned the natural world into an exotic place. The creatures are familiar but their demeanor is exotically unfamiliar. Many of them make eye contact with the reader, seeming to speak from the cards without words. The human figures, when included, play supporting roles, and manmade objects are sometimes set decoration, sometimes talismans. This is a decidedly different journey through the tarot deck — and that was Hush’s intention. He is asking readers to change their perspective in order to gain insight and new understanding.
The illustrations are created (believe it or not) with a ball point pen. The coloring is added using whatever Hush can find on hand. Subtle textures and shading are added using his fingers.
This deck becomes more powerful as you use it. There is always something new to find in the cards. It’s a perfect deck for either meditating or divining.
— Anna, Tarotwise.com