Woodblock with collage on BFK Rives white with Gamblin ink. 22" x 30"
The symbols in fortuna's imagery are : Wheel : turning of the year, seasons, rebirth and regeneration, fertility. Spinning wheel : the destiny of men, spins of thread on life. Standing on sphere is fickleness of fate, she could fall any way Wheat : the harvest. She is holding a bridle in on hand to steer men's fate, an urn in the other in which she holds their lives. Fortuna eventually degenerated into Lady Luck and the wheel of fortune. She was often portrayed as a trinity or the three fates, hence the three queens from a modern deck of cards, scanned and printed onto rice paper an ink jet printer.