A collaboration with the Virgo-born contemporary photographer Xin Xin, we decided to incorporate her current projects with the Otomeza art piece. Xin works deeply with identity amongst others and sees the SEIZA Project as an exploration on destiny, social constructs and the lives believed to be chosen out for us. As a project which conceptualizes the horoscopes as RPG classes, each and every one of the horoscope has their personality planned out for them; those who choose one class are forever bond to the pathways of that class. All these concepts are further intertwined in the Virgo piece of Otomeza.
An Earth sign, Virgos are visualized as charming, inquisitive - sometimes stoic but most often analytic perfectionists, prioritizing passion and work above all, therefore we chose to implement Virgo with the class of the Assassin. Quiet, calculative, charming and quick on their feet, the Assassin is also one who must not reveal their identity. They are to be nothing more than the shadow under the midnight trees, no brighter than the inching death that they bring and ironically the tragic identity that they live is one erased of any and all identity.
Virgos are soft, keen minds. Quiet, they listen more than they speak. The kitsune mask is an archetype to carry with the assassin class, an embodiment of the nameless path they walk. We desired to incorporate the Tarot equivalent of Virgo, the Hermit into the art, giving the piece a desolate setting with nothing but the most important thing: the Sun, Virgo's star. The flower field by their feet is one of poppies, symbolizing peace, death and rebirth. The Assassin, a bringer of death is allowed peace of mind by resting in this field of consolation. As the Sun rises in the background, the Virgo is reminded to stay optimistic, dedicated to more things achieved for the future days to come.
Every card is printed on both sides, and can be used either as a mini print or a handwritten card to a special someone! Beautifully printed on 310gsm matte art card at the sharpest quality. They each measure 10cm by 14cm.
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