This is a tarot card re-design for a gallery show in Madison. Each artist was drawn a card from a full tarot deck and was asked to create their own interpretation.
The Tower represents losing everything you worked for. Usually a dreaded card, it can also be seen as starting fresh so I wanted to portray both feelings.
I also played with symbolism in the stairway not being able to reach the top level of the crystal castle. The original card shows people falling from a burning tower.
Sketch, WIP and final in order.