Platypus: The Page of Cups Tarot
The pages can sometimes represent a youth or even an inner child. High spirited and full of energy, I wanted the Page of Cups have that child-like emotion to it. I wanted a playful, practically care-free painting that flowed like the emotions of the Cups cards.
The platypus became a pretty easy choice: their automatic smile and that quirky mesh of different animals into one; they’re like a children’s drawing come to life. I’ve enjoyed painting flowers and plants to represent my cups and this was no exception. A purple/white lotus flower became my cup, and is also symbolic of a time of enlightenment. I can only hope that when this tarot deck is finally complete, and this card is drawn, that it brings a little inspiration and joy.