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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 2 page 21
Symbolism of the Dot Grid , Aidan Meehan page 2
Fig. 22: grids of five, nine, thirteen dots, and plan of knot

   The symbolism of making a virtual world continues right through the design. As the design proceeds from point to line, from line to enclosed area,  from between adjacent cells emerge paths...conduits of emptiness that form the pattern. Paths emerge and converge again, or appear to rise and cross over other paths, only to pass under and out of sight again. 
   In drawing knotwork, the illusion is created of a third dimension, where really there are only the two dimensions of the page.  With each stage of the drawing, a choice has to be made, and with each choice the remaining options diminish until the pattern finally crystallizes: a pattern that applies to life, too, when you think about it. The symbol of the dot grid can give rise to endless hours of contemplation, as a tool to aid reflection.

Fig. 22: 
Dot Grids of Five, Nine, Thirteen dots; Plan of Knot
Fig. 22a: Five-dot grid
a:five-dots grid: primary square  plus secondary-grid centre point
Fig 22b: nine dots, three-in-one grid
b: nine dots, three-in-one grid: overall, primary square plus midpoint on diagonal cross, plus diamond  joining mid-points of sides. 
Fig 22c: thirteen-dots grid
c: thirteen dots: primary 2x2 square grid plus secondary square cell of midpoints
d) 2x2 plait, stage 1
d: 2x2 plait:sides of diamonds going in one direction
e) 2x2 plait: stage 2
e: 2x2 plait: sides of diamonds complete
Artwork Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
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10.02.01edition
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