Celtic knotwork has always fascinated me – this particular work was inspired by Brigid, as this is the energy which was focused upon while creating ~ as she is the ruler of poetry and inspiration, the goddess of smithcraft, as well as healing and medicine. Pronounced ‘breed’, her name means “bright one” or “bright arrow” to the Celts.
The interlaced patterns with their unbroken lines symbolize humankind’s pilgrimage, both as a quest to return to our divine source and our spiritual growth as we move along in the quest. The pattern is to be mentally unraveled, which, while occupying the mind with a repetitive task, creates a deeper concentration enabling us “to see.” In this it is akin to the use of a mantra or rosary beads.
This design was a sketch photographed and painted in photoshop7 with the Redfield plug-in fractilius filter.