Artist Feature: Cristy C. Road

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, September 11th, 2017

"...envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love."

Cristy C. Road Art Nailed Magazine
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CRISTY C. ROAD: The Tarot is an ancient spiritual tool that has been rewritten over and over to aid and abet varying value systems and communities. Through each deck’s unique storytelling, authors and artists have been proving that magic is multifaceted, and intuitive systems of divination (like the Tarot) could be accessed by all people. While the Tarot is consistent, it’s always relative to the reader/viewer. We want to find ourselves in our decks, and we want them to tell our story.

My stories are about smashing systematic oppression, owning our truths, being accountable to the people and places that support us, and taking back a connection to your body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing. Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, THE NEXT WORLD TAROT envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love. It is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the reconnection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.

THE NEXT WORLD TAROT is due to be released this month. Pre-order your your set, including 78 Tarot Cards and an accompanying Tarot Reader here.

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Cristy C. Road Art Nailed MagazineCristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer, and musician. Through visual art, storytelling, and punk rock music, Road has thrived to testify the beauty of the imperfect since she began creating art in her hometown of Miami, FL. She grew up as a self-taught figure drawing artist with a penchant for all things that questioned society and began publishing Green’Zine in 1997. Road graduated from the the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2004 with a BFA in Illustration, in order to support her ambition to eventually teach. Road has almost 20 years of independent publishing under her belt, along with years of creating countless illustrations for a slew of magazines, record albums, event posters, and social justice organizations; as well as years of teaching though unconventionally through workshops and lectures across the nation.

(Bio photo credit: Shoog McDaniel)
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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. She is originally from Detroit; she studied Psychology at Michigan State University, and later finished in Industrial Design with an Art Therapy minor at The College of Creative Studies. She lives and works in Portland with her husband and son. She is a visual artist, and musician under the name Lithopedion. Her self-titled EP was released in 2013.