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36 Meadowville Avenue
Christchurch, Canterbury, 8024
New Zealand

+64 27519 0724

Andrew Doughty is a New Zealand based Bone and Stone carver and artist. Each carving is handcrafted with love. His wish is to create carvings that communicate peace and hope.

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Celtic Knot - Eternal Cycles

There are several layers of meaning to this bone carving, however, at a simple level, the knot represents the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth. When we realise that this cycle is ongoing and eternal, then we develop the wish to find life’s meaning and this leads us to the path that puts an end to this cycle. The journey that leads us to a state of eternal bliss and peace.

 
 

Celtic Knot - Eternal Cycles



This carving is a Celtic style knot called ‘Eternal Cycles’ and represents finding wisdom. 

There are several layers of meaning, however at a simple level the knot represents the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth. When we realise that this cycle is ongoing and eternal, then we develop the wish to find life’s meaning and this leads us to the path that puts an end to this cycle. The journey that leads us to a state of eternal bliss and peace.

Our ability to break this eternal cycle permanently depends on following a correct spiritual path. This is represented in the koru details in each of the four corners. The Koru represent the unfolding and growth of various types of wisdom.    

The Koru are on the inside of the outer knot. This symbolises the journey inwards towards peace and enlightenment. Discovery of our true nature. 

The Koru are on the inside of the outer knot. This symbolises the journey inwards towards peace and enlightenment. Discovery of our true nature. 

The koru symbol is common in New Zealand and is inspired by the unfurling of the new fern fronds. Meanings associated with this are new growth, new beginnings and awakening. 

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

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