XVI The Tower by Ross Robinson

This is my card for the RedBubble Tarot upcoming collection of the major arcana.

Here is the meaning of the Tower card taken from “this website”:

With Mars as its ruling planet, the Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower, as Wang points out, stands for “false concepts and institutions that we take for real.” When the Querent gets this card, they can expect to be shaken up, to be blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What’s most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.



  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work mate, stunning work indeed – the falling figures look a little scarily like they’re wearing suits too (9/11 callback?) Beautiful photo-comp work.

  • Thanx Simon. Yeah, The Twoer is scarily prescient and I was conscious of September 11 while making this. I had originally planned to make a stock market crash version of this but felt it was too close. As the card is about the “false concepts and institutions that we take for real” though I kept the men in suits who are supposed to represent the traders and bankers who created the GFC.

    – Ross Robinson

  • chelsgus
    chelsgusabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic!! I think the figures in suits are very appropriate. The card looks great – you’ve set a high standard!

  • Thanx Chelsea. Looking forward to seeing the complete collection now.

    – Ross Robinson

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 5 years ago

    Amazing work Ross.

  • Naf4d
    Naf4dabout 5 years ago

    Good stuff Ross.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest now…

  • Thanx Nate. As they say – watch this space…

    – Ross Robinson

  • Naf4d
    Naf4dabout 5 years ago

    ..oh, I’m watchin’ Robbo, I’m watchin’!

  • Catrin Welz-Stein
    Catrin Welz-Steinabout 5 years ago

    Very good! I like the falling crown on the top of the tower! Great work Ross!

  • Thank you Catrin. I based it on the Rider-Waite design which had a crown but added in a few more symbols of my own.

    – Ross Robinson

  • FionaStolze
    FionaStolzeabout 5 years ago

    Wow, a real favourite. I just found this ‘by chance’ and I’m glad I did. What a spectacular picture. :-) x

  • yanmos
    yanmosabout 5 years ago

    really nice job Ross! I almost done mine :)

  • Oooh – can’t wait to see it! Thanx Yanmos!

    – Ross Robinson

  • Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    Damn that`s fine, fine work Ross…
    I`m yet to start! Arrrggghhh…

    The textures in this are beyond compare..

  • Thanx Scott – as I’ve said, I had a bit of head start because I’ve been thinking about this project for a while now so I’d been collecting images for some time.

    – Ross Robinson

  • rubyred
    rubyredabout 5 years ago

    These are going to be epic, I’m gonna need the whole set!

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