“If you are familiar with the tarot you will recognise Instant Archetypes cards as direct (post) modernised substitutes of the classic Major Arcana. It is a condensed symbolic mythology of the present moment, in the way that the classic cards condensed a symbolic mythology of the past. The old archetypes have not disappeared, they just got new names and new manifestations.”
—Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal on Kickstarter until November 29, 2018.
“A subject of artist interpretation and popular fancy since its birth in Renaissance-era Europe, tarot has always beguiled with veiled meaning and transcendental appeal. In the hands of Mieke Marple…tarot card archetypes have been reinterpreted as playful takes on real people in the artist’s life and other figures who have been important to her. Marple says of the second edition, ‘it mirrors my current musings, trepidations, and desires—particularly around the ‘Tower’ of Trump and the potential of technology to improve the art world.’”