Celtic knot Tree of Life, part two . . .

So, I have a border:

CorelDraw Border
CorelDraw Border

Now I need to fill it with a Celtic knot.

Tree of Life . . .

While searching for images of a Celtic knot Tree of Life, I saw a common image of a tree whose branches curved downwards to become the roots of the same tree (or, did the roots curve upwards to become the branches??).

I rejected this image, because in real trees, branches don’t become roots, nor roots branches except THROUGH the trunk of the tree.

Instead, I decided to work with an “I” shaped Celtic knot, where the upper horizontal bar represents the branches of the tree, the vertical stroke represents the trunk of the tree, and the lower horizontal bar represents the roots of the tree.

With my graphics program, I can fit text inside an “envelope” of any given shape. I would literally fit a square peg in a round hole!!

Here’s a solid Celtic knot, shaped like an “I,” divided into thirds (upper horizontal bar, vertical stroke, and lower horizontal bar), and what it looks like “rounded.”

Equal Branches, Trunk, and Roots
Equal Branches, Trunk, and Roots

Well, the idea works, but I think there’s too much “roots” on the bottom. Here’s the same Celtic knot, with less “roots.”

Equal Branches, and Trunk, but less Roots
Equal Branches, and Trunk, but less Roots

Better, but what if I made the Branches twice the size as the Roots??

Branches twice as large as Roots
Branches twice as large as Roots

Even better!! Now, the branches look nice and full, compared to the roots.  But, what if I shortened the trunk?

Branches twice as large as Roots, with shorter Trunk
Branches twice as large as Roots, with shorter Trunk

Excellent!!

This “I” Celtic knot is made of two interwoven knots. What I’d like to do is introduce some breaks in the knot: vertical among the branches and horizontal among the roots. I’d like to see if I can merge the two knots into one.

Gina??  Any thoughts??

3 thoughts on “Celtic knot Tree of Life, part two . . .

  1. Ya know I think it might be a little too much knots. With the border, tree, trunk and roots seems like there should be some variation. This a learning experience for both of us. Thx

    1. Yes, I agree . . .

      I’ll post another set with breaks to see if it opens up any. Then, I’ll try to simplify.

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