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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 2 page 22
Symbolism of the Dot Grid Aidan Meehan page 3
Fig. 23: King Solomon's Knot, line and path

Fig. 23a: Celtic Knot, line Fig. 23b: Celtic Knot, Path
Fig.23a: Line Fig. 23b:Path

The finishing stage of the knot or spiral pattern often entails filling the background.

Filling the background opens the paths, loosens the fabric. What what was at the previous stage a web of lines on an empty surface appears to transform into a net of threads or of white-limbed nebulae contrasted against the background.

The background may be thought of as representing a final principle -  the womb of a new creation, that pure potential from which the first point emerged. The background of the pattern and  the emptiness of the page are symbolically equivalent to the underlying ground of existence. 

The background of the pattern itself is symbolic, a reminder of the underlying ground from which the pattern of the cosmos has been drawn forth, and to which it will finally return.

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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