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"Transformation of Saint Traft"

Chelsea Harper

"Transformation of Saint Traft"

$ 30.00

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Chelsea Harper

Transformation of Saint Traft
Archival Art Print
12" x 16" (Unframed)

About this piece:
In an old, clearly 90s, pink binder is my small collection of Magic cards. I didn’t know how to play then, but I saved up my quarters and dollars in order to afford a pack of cards just so that I could collect and study new art. I had favorites, ones that I would covet more than others, angels and bards, elves and avians. Those illustrations helped populate my imagination, gave context and texture to my fantasy world, and later in the future, helped provide the foundation for my desire to become a illustrator. What still attracts me about Magic: The Gathering is the fantastic stories behind the cards. When I was little, I would build stories myself with the cards, using them to place characters in an environment or describe dangers and perils they might face while on their quests. Because I didn’t know how to play, I would draw random cards and put them together like guesses in a Clue game. The Elvish Bard in the Forest, caught in Canopy Claws. They helped me build and practice my storytelling. One of my favorite stories from these cards is the story of Saint Traft. I find it fascinating how his story evolves throughout the cards, involving him as first a saint, wandering the wilds and hunting the creatures of the night, and then through his evolution into a Geist, a haunting remnant of the hunter he was in life, which could be called and invoked to the battlefield, forever haunted by the Angels that protected him in life, failed, and vowed to follow even in death. The death and transformation of Saint Traft is my subject, because it is my favorite story!


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