A cluster of Violet Cortinarius mushrooms burst from the base of a large stone, a creek rushed alongside them and a dark forest is still in the background.
This Mushroom Tarot Shirt festures The Empress Card from the 2nd Edition of The Mushroom Tarot. Here's the description from the guide:
In each of us there is an anima & animus–both feminine & masculine forces. The Empress represents feminine force within you & the reflection in you of the Divine Mother seen in the former card. Reflect here on that all-encompassing mother of the world as it exists inside you–as it must since she is giving life to everything, everywhere.
Whenever I see a Violet Cort in the woods it is in the shadows, but the rich purple tones almost glow with darkness. I associate these mushrooms with old forests and powerful natural forces–appropriate for this archetype of feminine power. I love these mushrooms immensely–some combination of the rarity with which I see them, and the ecosystems I associate them with makes them easily my favorite.
Printed on Made in US, Black, 100% Cotton tee in our Corvallis, OR studio with Discharge Bone White Ink.