October 25, 2017
by Breena Kerr
Motherpeace Tarot was developed in the late 1970s in Berkeley, California. Round, feminist, and featuring people of color at a time when standard tarot decks depicted white men in medieval costumes, Motherpeace broke the mold. Here I am (in the overhauls on the right) sharing the unfinished Motherpeace deck with a circle of women that included Merlin Stone (on my left) and Charlene Spretnak (across the circle). Heady times! Now 40 years later, "tarot is trending."
September 20, 2017
by Georgia Johnson
From the article:
Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to run the Dior line in its 70-year history. As an outspoken feminist herself, she is seeking to reinvent what the Dior name stands for, restoring Christian Dior's original vision, according to Noble. Chiuri came across Noble's work when she read her book, Shakti Woman, and stumbled on the Motherpeace Tarot deck.
"We were revising world history to include women," Noble says. "Maria Grazia saw that, and she wants to revise world history to include women, too."
June 30, 2017
by Nicole Phelps
From the article:
A skeleton, huddled in a fetal position, encircled by a molting snake decorates the opening look of Maria Grazia Chiuri's Dior Resort collection. Picked out in colorful threads at Dior's Paris ateliers, the original image was drawn almost 40 years ago--it's the Death card in the Motherpeace feminist tarot deck. An unlikely, inauspicious image for a fashion show, even one set in the wilds of the Santa Monica Mountains? Not according to Karen Vogel, who cocreated Motherpeace Tarot with Vicki Noble in the late '70s. In fact, Chiuri's choice of the Death card is downright uncanny. "It's not necessarily about physical death," says Vogel. "[It's about] the beauty of the shedding of the skin that a snake does, that we can transform our lives. It's about transformation and renewal that's really beneficial." An apter visual metaphor for Chiuri, who has set off on her own at Dior after working alongside Pierpaolo Piccioli for nearly three decades, is hard to conjure.