The Fool’s Journey is a group exhibition gathering 22 internationally acclaimed artists working in different media. Each have been invited to interpret a tarot card from the Major Arcana, which is comprised of 22 cards within the tarot deck that depict the main stages or events that can happen in one’s life.

As the curator or ‘High Priestess,’ of the exhibition, Rose Eken pulled a card for each artist, thus it is the whim of the tarot spread that determined which card each artist was assigned. For the artist Apolonia Sokol, Rose Eken pulled the card 'The Emperor'.

The card 'The Emperor' means fatherhood. This card represents action, structure, regulation, authority. The Emperor calls us to create discipline and structure for ourselves. He the paternal figure in life that gives structure, creates rules and systems, and imparts knowledge. 


The Emperor, 2024
Watercolour on paper in walnut frame with Ultravue glass
70 x 44.5 cm (unframed)
75 x 50 cm (framed)