Domville – Project 2
Our second project was to take a household object and place a celtic knot on it. I wanted to design something that I would personally find useful and so I designed a coaster. I originally wanted to have feet on the coaster so they could stack together but instead built a box in which they could be stored in oder to keep them together.
For the coaster, I decided to imprint a celtic sailor’s knot. According to Ancient-Symbols.com, the “knot made from two inter-twined ropes dates back to the ancient times when the Celtic sailors who spent long months at sea would remember their sweethearts and weave rope mementoes for them. The sailor’s knot is actually two entwined knots and so, symbolizes harmony, friendship, affection and deep love. Denoting the union of two into one, the knot stands for the blending of individual lives into one with a common purpose. Though quite simple to tie, it is one of the strongest knots there can be and is representative of a bond that grows stronger with time and under pressure.”
For the box, I chose to include a basic linear knot.