MEANING: This lovely knot, carved in the Celtic style of interweaving lines, is shaped from two hearts entwined. The Heart-shapes are reflected, or mirrored, above and below. The vortex of each heart flows inward to form an equilateral triangle, when the two hearts move together, they form the Star of David.
Cooper calls this (in a nod to both the Celtic influence and the Hebrew gutturals) a "Cheltic" knot...
The Star of David, also called the Shield of David or the Magen David, is a recognized symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism. As with many ancient symbols, this Six Pointed Star is also found in the Hindu Path. There, it is the symbol for the Heart Chakra again reinforcing the Meaning of Love.
This would make an unique Hanukkah, wedding or anniversary gift...from the heart.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.
SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a one inch grid. So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.