Wren McMurdo Brignac
Illustrator, Painter, Designer & Creator
Welcome! I’m an artist inspired by cycles in nature, bodies, queerness, psychology, and the beauty of my dual hometowns, Seattle and Los Angeles. I mostly live in the PNW with my wife Schquay, pup Bonni, and birds RuPaul and Julia Roberts.
Dark Days Tarot, the first deck I published on Kickstarter, was inspired by the shadowy last days of the lunar cycle, a typical time for reflection, and deepened intuitive knowledge. It's designed for those with wide emotional ranges, and anyone who feels a strong connection to the moon and tides.
Did you know that the moon is the ruler of the mind as well as emotions? Within the container of a Tarot card reading, I’m able to think broadly and truly honor my feelings. The ritual of reading cards creates a safe space for my mind to heal and contextualize information. It seemed only wise to create a Tarot deck as a tribute to the wisdom and healing that darkness offers.
In 2021 I released my second deck, the Mother Tarot. It's about Earth, birth, and creativity. It took three years to illustrate it, and during the time of its creation, I and my partner pondered the possibility of children. We continue to do so.
Both of my decks together come together to in part reflect my bipolar mind, which ultimately puts me in touch with my own cyclical nature.
I hope my art helps to expand your intuition, dive into reflection, spark your creativity, and adapt to the tides of life.
Photo by Kendra Kerscher.
Schquay Brignac is my spouse. She has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience, and when she's not brokering a real estate deal in the King County, Washington area, she's kicking ass on the basketball court or golf course.
We met in LA when I was going to school for fashion design and she was a designer of androgynous sportswear.
Dark Days Guidebook Co-Author
The Dark Days Tarot Guidebook was co-written by Emily Mundy.
Emily’s writing practice orbits around a reverence for the odd and the uncanny, and investigates the intricacy of connection, the idiosyncrasy of thought, and the invigoration of spirit. She resides in Seattle, Washington, with a growing collection of dried flower bouquets, her two cats, and one beloved typewriter.