Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Exploring Celtic Knotwork...'The Nott-Knot Tree' ( completed drawing)

Here's my finished drawing, completed in 3 weeks. It is called 'The Nott-Knot Tree'. The design, drawn from my imagination, is inspired by my inner vision of Nottingham.
    the Nott-Knot tree has its rootsin Nottinghamshire's rich historic past - the design includes panels of lace, representing the lace industry, Geese to represent the ancient and present day goose fair, oak leaves which stand for Sherwoode Forest, and apples to represent the local Bramley. At the very top of the tree, keeping watch as it were, perches a robin....who is in reality Robin Hood himself, in cunning disguise...