Brenda Fajardo is an artist whose work has been profoundly influenced by a great variety of other art forms. Her dynamic art is as pertinent to the dramatic changes that have shaped vernacular Filipino culture, as it is mindful of historical tradition. The Tarot Card series of Brenda Fajardo, painter and printmaker, brings out strong historical and nationalist themes, along with folk and surrealist aspects. The tarot images have been indigenized to convey a narrative of anticolonial struggle. Her tarot cards reveal social fortunes, as the artist-shaman plays the role of ancient priestess, who reinscribes predictions, and premonitions, within the schemes and surprises of history. Tarot figuration with its folk naïve aspect and point of view was adapted by the artist in the representation of the people.
Fajardo spreads out the full deck of possibility and chance.