Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
The Evanesced [Tarot Deck + Guidebook]


November 2023, English, 7 x 9.5 inches, tarot deck, guidebook, and satin bag:
The Evanesced [Tarot Deck]
box of 78 cards with gold-foiled edges, 4 x 5.75 inches, full color

The Evanesced [Tarot Deck Guidebook]
ISBN: 978-1-953189-13-4
4.25 x 6 inches, 218 pages, b/w, softcover
Edition of 1000
Design: Sming Sming Books

The Evanesced [Tarot Deck] is inspired by The Evanesced Series, an expansive body of work channeled by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle a.k.a. Olomidara Yaya. Through 100+ drawings and paintings that Hinkle/Yaya calls un-portraits and a suit of site-specific performances, she/they are creating a body of work that interrogates the erasure of Black womxn historically and presently. This deck and its creation stand in solidarity with various intersections of what it means to be femme, especially Black and femme, and is in conversation with the #SayHerName movement. All un-portraits featured in the deck are from The Evanesced: The Untouchables (2020) commissioned for the traveling exhibition The Black Index, curated by Bridget R. Cooks. 

The Evanesced [Tarot Deck] can be used as an oracle deck for full tarot reading. This deck has seventy-eight cards and includes The Evansced [Tarot Deck Guidebook], which contains descriptions for each card, as well as:

  • Exercises for retrieval of self
  • Mantras
  • Sonic suggestions
  • Healing crystal guides and index

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (Olomidara Yaya) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer, performer, and healer. Her practice fluctuates between collaborations and participatory projects with alternative gallery spaces within various communities to intimate projects based on her private experiences in relation to historical events and contexts. Hinkle/Yaya’s work serves as a bridge, merging the intersections of art, activism, spirituality, and healing as retrieval tools through reiki, sound healing, divination, channeling, and mediumship. A term that has become a mantra for her practice is the “Historical Present,” as she examines the residue of history and how it affects our contemporary world perspective. Hinkle/ Yaya is based in Huichin, the home territory of Chochenyo-speaking Ohlone people, also known as the Bay Area in Northern California, where she lives with her child and husky. To learn more about her practice, please visit: