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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 6 preface, 2001


Quadruple Spiral Roundel - Susan Yee
This issue opens with another of Susan Yee's spiral roundels studies, part of an exploratory series she drew in 1981. This design is usually done with triples on the outer edge, in order to use quadruples instead, an extra coil needs to be accounted for. Since adjacent spirals on the outer edge may be connected by a broken-backed S-shaped path, often reduced to a hooked beak, the hook can be turned into a  triple spiral, and the loose end of the quadruple spiral hooked into the small  triskel on the outer rim. 


Triple Spiral Roundel -  Susan Yee
This is a more traditional motif, the basic triskel roundel: four triple spirals, connected to the one in the middle by three C-shaped paths. 

The outer paths are S-shaped, with beaked hooks at each crook in the path.  

The middle spiral turns in the reverse direction as the surrounding three. 

The focus here is on the treatments of the internal triple spirals, these are all continuous-line triskel variations -  the outer set are coiled hairspring spirals, and the inner a Durrow-style bird-head terminal, set in the classic triskele arrangement. 


Four-fish Square Knot - Susan Yee
This knot is based on a five-by-five square dot grid. It is very similar to the Cumdach Molaise Knot, which was illustrated above, on page 76. That was built on a 4x4 square dot grid. The horizonatal and vertical break lines only join together on the odd-number grids: 5, 7, 9, and up. 

copyright The Coracle 2001

 

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