The idea of luck has existed in the human mindset for a long time. I wanted to explore the ways in which we divine, manipulate, encourage and repel luck. Through amulets (lucky coin), omens (an owl on the roof of your house), abstract words (shouting “White Rabbit!” on the first of the month) andnumbers (lucky number 7), and actions (throwing spilt salt over one’s shoulder) we attempt to change our fortune. Emerging from humanity’s deep-seated desire to exert some sort of control over the inevitable flow of time, the sheer amount of superstitions around what is lucky and what is not is fascinating.
I chose to use more common and well known superstitions to highlight the prolificity of these beliefs.