Tasseographer | Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Artist: Russell James
Size: 91cm x 91cm Square
Medium: Black and white photography printed on fine art photographic rag paper
Montage: 4 variations
My cultural background is Assyrian and from a young age I have been surrounded by strong women in my family with incredible intuition. This was channelled through a cultural practice of reading coffee cups, which would occur on every occasion my family gathered. The preparation, serving and reading of the cups is an old traditional practice which must be followed accurately. It is a unique talent, and I am grateful to carry on this tradition and hand it down to my own children to continue.