Celtic Illumination Trinity Circle

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A common representation of the Celtic trinity circle knot, also known as Triquetra, was three circles that wove through three interconnected loops, and various three-cornered shapes. Also known as a trinity knot, the design has been used throughout history to represent the Holy Trinity. The Celts also honored the Great Mother, a lunar goddess who was actually three personifications in one (three lunar phases and faces of the goddess).

Used primarily as a space filler or ornament in ancient manuscripts as well as in knotwork panels, the design motif in popular culture is often associated with Celtic art. The design is not limited to Celtic sources but is found also in ancient Japanese and German symbols.

This beautiful round panel features a beveled Celtic trinity circle knot with a unique bronze textured glass that looks like gentle rolling waves forming the center medallion. The outermost edge of the piece has a knot-like effect of woven dark amber antique glass and waterglass in light and dark steel blues. Vintage glass jewels in dark amber and sapphire blue add sparkling features to round out the overall jewel-like quality of the piece when illuminated by the sun's rays. Finished in a soft black patina.

Framed in zinc came for strength and durability.

Measures 18"

Material used:
Art Glass Festival 2016 entry


Saturday, April 2, 2016
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I love the glass selection and the use of the wave direction in the waterglass. Beautiful!