Adam J . Kurtz
OK TAROT ENAMEL PIN SET BY ADAM J. KURTZ
This pin set features original art of The Fool card from The OK Tarot: The Simple Deck for Everyone, my own take on the tarot that leaves individual interpretation up to you.
The Fool is a sort of bookend to the major arcana that’s regarded as both #0 and #22 in the tarot. Before learning about the tarot, I didn’t really understand what this card was about. As I learned, I understood that The Fool is each of us, embarking on a journey through life as told through the cards. My own interpretation borrows a dunce cap—the classic uniform/punishment for idiots—and reimagines what ignorance can actually be. In my own life, I find that a certain amount of ignorance can be the key to self-preservation. We are inundated with information at a volume that can be debilitating. Sometimes I find that not-knowing everything can be the only way to get up in the morning. - ADAM J. KURTZ
The flower represents an admiration of beauty in the world, a foolish pursuit if it’s all one looks for, but also a wonderful quality. Stopping to smell the roses and appreciate the small things is one of the surest ways to find happiness in life.
Set of two pins affixed to pink card with rounded corners and in a clear plastic bag. Hat pin measures about 1.5" tall, while rose is 1" across. Both with rubber clutches on the back to reduce slipping.
Adam J . Kurtz
Adam J. Kurtz is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His books including 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion have been translated into over a dozen languages and his work has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek and more. Kurtz speaks frankly about channeling human emotion into our creative work, delivering lectures to conferences, organizations, and universities. His latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them is a handwritten essay collection that digs into the emotional realities of creative entrepreneurship.