Mountain Dream Tarot: Swords Press Sheet, 1975
Offset printed press sheet. First edition. SIGNED.
14 3/4h x 19 1/4w in
37.47h x 48.90w cm
Bea Nettles is an American photographer known for her narrative, often autobiographical approach. Her formal training, in painting and printmaking rather than photography, informs her unconventional, multimedia presentation techniques. In the early 1970s, Nettles created what is considered to be the first ever photographic tarot deck, Mountain Dream Tarot Deck. Created long before Photoshop, the often complex images are all constructed out of representations of friends, family, and community members.