MEANING: Within this most intricate of designs, you have a single strand Triquetra, the Trinity most center with a Circle at the tips binding each aspect together, contained and within, weaving all together as one. The outermost Trinity is a double strand bringing in, passing thru and spinning outward again, weaving through that infinite circle, giving structure of the inner unity to the outward energetic world. Peace and unity of the inner Heart, Mind and Spirit reflected outward into the larger world. As within, so without.
Meditating on this symbol could create a condition of tranquility leading to balanced, harmonized emotions allowing for a calm state of observation and action (as opposed to panic and re-action). When this state exists within, one can remain serene and self-possessed moving gracefully through all of life’s challenges.
This is the most intense piece that Coop carves. In the beginning, he may have gotten one out of 4 done correctly. He has forgotten outer loops, the inner Trinity, he has drilled holes in the wrong place, cut through the wrong line. And that is just the drawing up and cutting...let’s not talk about the carving and sanding! And depending on the sanding, sometimes too much of Coop’s definition will be lost trying to get the tool marks out...so, on occasion, Katrina will wood burn the separating line of the double strands.
My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.