Kevin Jay Stanton: A Conversation on Botanica, Tarot, and the Creative Process

In this episode, host Rob Lee interviews freelance illustrator Kevin Jay Stanton, creator of the Botanica tarot deck. They discuss Kevin's inspiration behind combining botanical art with mysticism, the importance of community support, and the joy of sharing the creative process. Tune in to learn more about Kevin's journey and his passion for plants, symbolism, and mythology.

Episode Highlights:
  • Introduction to Kevin Jay Stanton and his focus on botanical art. ๐ŸŽจ [00:00:10]
  • Early inspirations, including Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, and mythology. ๐ŸŒŒ [00:01:50]
  • The inspiration behind Botanica tarot and the language of flowers. ๐ŸŒธ [00:05:16]
  • The importance of creating the deck he truly wanted to make. ๐Ÿ’ซ [00:11:38]
  • Engaging with the small press expo and the supportive community. ๐Ÿค [00:22:17]
  • The value of openness and sharing in the creative process. ๐Ÿ”„ [00:28:36]
  • Restorative practices and rituals, including gardening and anime. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ“บ [00:42:31]

Key Takeaways:
  • Follow your passion and create the work you truly want to make. ๐Ÿš€
  • Engage with supportive communities and share your knowledge and experiences.  ๐Ÿค—
  • Find restorative practices that bring you joy and inspiration. ๐ŸŒŸ

Check out Kevin Jay Stanton's website to explore his botanical art and learn more about the Botanica Tarot Deck. Follow him on social media for updates on his latest projects.

Social Media:
Twitter: @kevinjaystanton๐Ÿฆ
Instagram: kevinjaystanton ๐Ÿ“ธ

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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Kevin Jay Stanton๐ŸŒฟโœจ
Kevin Jay Stanton๐ŸŒฟโœจ
Illustrator with a green thumb. Created #botanicatarot, WIP on #thespellswordsarmoire. Co-curated #1001Knights & #BurlandFur. Repped by @jessicamileo. He/him
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