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celtic knot tree by toeknuckles celtic knot tree by toeknuckles
this was done with black ink...the dots were a pain.
i do like it though, because i do like celtic knots a lot. also, i like trees. :-)

pretty much everybody who has seen this image has commented that it is the "tree of life", and i guess it could go by that title too. trees often represent life, after all, as do celtic knots. the way knots never have a beginning or end represents the cyclic nature of life.

thanks for taking a look.

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lepricarnian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is on goolge in color :/ I have it saved to my computer as a reference image for something I am working on.
Playarta Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
very nice,thank you
HeirPythias Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Amazing. If only that word came close to describing what that looks like.
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
tree of life! no way! this is just a wonderful drawing with very well designed knots worked into the roots... and you're right about endlesss knots: the buddhists have one amongst their "eight auspicious symbols"

excellent work! will now fav....
ciao! Peter.
JoGomio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ._.
monker909 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Any chance you could email me, I am interested in using this pic in a book. thanks. Eric
monker909 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Any chance you could email me, I am interested in using the image for a book ?
Zarter-4-Eva Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture! Great job!
Ogi07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I want this as a tatto
Starlight-Wisdom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
NinjaBunny07 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
this looks amazing! it would make one helluva tattoo
morho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
featured here [link] :)
WoodlandVikingWorks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool!!!
paulmellor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Nice work :)
Faellin-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Cyphyress Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I work in scratchboard, getting the same affect you do in a different way.
FatalisticNixie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
That is gorgeous!!!!
MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is such a beautiful picture and concept =)
bluesphere Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Interface Designer
hey there. very impressive! it's almost an oddity to see this type of work done by hand now, and it really shows through.

i'm actually looking for an artist to work with on a design for me. i hand-make guitar pedals (electronics) and would like a design made up. please contact me if you are interested at as i don't really use a deviantart account much anymore...

really hoping you'll get in touch!

Justpowelly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
your link to the merchandise page is not working.
Justpowelly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I absolutely love this image.
streamfairy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful idea, perhaps a bit dark.
I love knots, too, I am learning from Aidan Meehan... do you know him? Take a look at his works on the web, they're gorgeous!
stormerer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
magical art

would you like to shARE in my upcoming poetry book its an non profit project and i am only self printing 100 book
if interested email me cosmic dave

toeknuckles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Thanks for thinking of me, but due to some horrible computer problem,sadly I don't currently have a print file of this image!
Best of luck to you and your book though!
ospreyskiesforever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
Let-the-ink-dry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Writer
This is really amazing. Celtic Knots are one of my favorite designs
bluetiger24 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. My celtic knots dont shape like that. I never learned how to do it. They turn ount rally cool, but I cant rond them or point them or anything. They look like your side and bottom ones but larger.....
BagmansGhost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Beautiful work. :)
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you seen the work of ~bentolman? he is cool too.
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
hi!your work is featured in my journal.hope you don't mind:)
have a great day!
Hemperialist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Amazing! I would love to get that inked!
meggins Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Holy frick this is amazing. That'd make a kick ass tattoo.
black-amber Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful art has been featured in my latest journal entry: [link] Hope you don’t mind, thank you for inspiration…
Miss-Shigures-Wife Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
pretty treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ChansonJoyeuse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! I loves-favorites-
Naturklang Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Very very beautiful! :>
spiceoflife1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I love this depiction. May I have your permission to carve this? I would be happy to send you a photo and apply attribution. Thanks for your response!
toeknuckles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I'd be honoured, but please do send a photo! I'd be very excited to see - the lighthouse on your page is BEAUTIFUL!
Best of luck on your project!
spiceoflife1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thank you very much! I will indeed be happy to send photos. Also, if the piece should sell, I would like your email address to send a portion through Paypal. If it does not sell, I will let you know. I hope to have it ready by 14Jan for a show. I'm inspired by it! Many thanks.
NehliraFalcon50 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is really beautiful. great job! :)
MacfiePict Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
This is an awesome piece.
Koigirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
very awsome....
slayerbitch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
i love how the roots are the knots, holding it up...
Britne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
I love it!
This could be a terrific tattoo.
gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice.
i-c-e-cream Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
VERY beautiful!
storm-wire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Stunning! I am extremely tempted to steal and get it tattooed on myself, haha. I love celtic knots, very nice job!
VersipellisSanguini Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
The first thought I had was "Tree of Life" as a bunch of people did. I really like it though.
MKasher Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist
Love the knot-work!
AnimeAlex1000 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
LOVE it! i love trees and celtic knots and its a perfect way to make the roots look just as interesting than the tree!
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