💀 Southern Gothic Oracle Tarot Reps the Spirits of the South Like No Other
Nevada McPherson’s terrific interview with artist, diviner, and folklorist Stacey Williams-Ng addresses not just the simple aesthetic of “Southern Goth,” but tackles the soul of the South to boot. Be sure to click the links in our preview to see or purchase the deck, among other works (Go! Gulf States does not earn commission from any sales). Also, the artist will be headlining the 2023 Summer Magick Festival in Orlando, Florida in June. – Editor
I first came across the work of Tennessee-based artist Stacey Williams-Ng on Instagram and was immediately intrigued by her unique and magical new tarot deck, the Southern Gothic Oracle (SGO). Since I’m a fan of all things Southern Gothic and have long been fascinated by the images and messages of tarot, this new twist on an old esoteric practice and its connection to Southern folklore made me want to know more about its creation – and creator.
I caught up with Williams-Ng just as she had finished shipping out hundreds of SGO decks right from her home in Memphis, following her phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign. Her new deck leaves room for card readers to gain insight into life experiences through beautiful imagery and a connection to the South’s rich storytelling and mythic traditions.