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 a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)