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Margaret Reed graduated in 2003 from the Grand Valley State University illustration program in Allendale, Michigan. In 2002 she developed her charcoal drawing style while participating in the student exchange program to Kingston University in England. In 2006 she moved to Ithaca and has been living there happily ever after. Although most of her images are based on specific stories in mythology, they depart from the strict narrative and become symbolic of the overall identity themes in the text.
In her newest series she has chosen specific saints and characters from mythology to act out Tarot cards. She has taken liberties with the imagery from the Major Arcana in order to make the characters her own. Because of recurring imagery throughout the entire body of work there is a feeling that all the stories are inter-connected. This invites the viewer to create their own interpretation for the world these characters inhabit.