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September 24, 2010

Neo-Lithic Cave Art

This original watercolor, inspired by neolithic cave art, should appeal to Neanderthals and other cavemen, cavers, archaeologists, Celts, pagans, and others.  Thirteen spirals (four triple and one single) with one Trinity Knot are superimposed on a background reminiscent of a cave wall; both the Triple Spiral and Trinity Knot are forms of the triskele/ triskelion.

The background is an intricate layering of colors and techniques, including plastic wrap and salt. The spirals and trinity knot were made with stencils; yellow, green, and red paints were then laid over the stencils.

Neo-Lithic Cave Art

Neo-Lithic Cave Art

February 24, 2008

Trinity Flame

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Flaming Trinity Knot/ CampfireThis design was something of an accident: I was trying to fit one open-centered Trinity Knot inside another. By the time I had the inner one scaled down to fit, the result looked very like a match flame or the flame on a gas stove. So I colored it using the colors of flame (cool orange heart, hot blue core, thin green border, warm yellow body, and cool orange border) and left it sitting on its base as a stylized campfire. The inner knot is actually 4/9ths the size of the outer knot, though it looks smaller. Not the effect I was looking for, but cool enough in its own right.

February 16, 2008

Trinity Knot Inside a Heart

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Green Trinity HeartBlue Trinity HeartThis design, though simple in the long run, took quite a bit of thought and experimentation to get right. Images on the Web were many and varied; no two seemed to have been constructed in the same way. Drawing a heart is simple enough, as is drawing a Trinity Knot: the trick was putting them together coherently.

First, draw the Trinity Knot. Next, construct the heart around it. Make circles the size of the inner and outer arcs of the knot, and line them up with the upper arcs of the knot. Make squares the same diameter as theRed Trinity HeartPurple Trinity Heart circles, rotate them 45 degrees, and line them up with the circles so they form a heart shape. Remove the extra interior lines, leaving hearts. The Trinity Knot is already lined up in your heart.

February 2, 2008

Trinity Knot

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Actually my very first CafePress design, this has gone through many versions, some of which I will no longer admit to having made :-) . This has proved to be one of my more popular designs, after several false starts. I love this design because it lends itself to many different interpretations and permutations.

Green Trinity KnotPewter Trinity KnotBlue Gold Trinity KnotTwo intertwined Trinity KnotsTrinity Knots inside a Trinity Knot

Instructions for drawing an open-centered Trinity Knot with an Annulet can be found here. While many people draw the knot resting on two legs, I prefer it standing on one. Other Trinity Knot designs are in the works.

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