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
These cards are magnificent! The artwork is astoundingly beautiful and reflective. Leaning on the darker side, but still giving a neutral/positive way out in regard to the art and description. The card stock is excellent. Nice and thick, but also easy to shuffle. The matte surface definitely coordinates with the imagery.
The cards are very easy to intuitively read. I connected immediately with this deck. There are many levels to the images.
The guidebook is short, sweet, and very much to the point. It has both upright and reverse descriptions of the cards which are very easy to glean meaning from.
I would highly recommend this deck and I will be looking for more from this author. I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this deck. Readings are to the point and clear cut, but also lead you down a path of enlightenment through your inner shadow self.
— Meagan, Amazon Customer
Absolutely LOVE this deck and felt connected immediately. It gives so much new perspective while building on the themes of the standard rider-waite deck. It illustrates the deep psychological state, motives and circumstances, hidden meanings, and obscure clues. I would recommend this for an experienced reader who needs fresh perspective and who reads intuitively rather than relying on the traditional symbols of the rider-waite cards.
— A.K., Amazon Customer