Celtic symbol calligraphy is the merging of calligraphy and Celtic symbolism to make a whole new and uniqe form of art.
The process of making this new art form is as follows:
The end result is a striking and remarkable marriage of symbolism and beauty.
Celtic symbol calligraphy is a unique way to express Celtic history and poetry within ancient Celtic signs.
Throughout time, the Celts honored their heritage and traditions by telling stories. Regrettably, very little of their culture was recorded in writing. The ancient Romans, Greeks observed a lot about the Celts and their way of life and recorded their observations. This is how we know much about the Celts. We also know about them through the calligraphy scribed by ancient scholars and devotees of the new Christian era. These students and priests were given the charge of recording historical/cultural data about the Celts. This is how the Book of Kells came into existence, and within that book is some of the most incredible Celtic Calligraphy and artwork you'll every lay your eyes on.
I am a calligrapher, and so I love the Book of Kells. It has inspired me to create these Celtic symbol calligraphy pieces.
If you want more information about my thoughts and practices with calligraphy see this page.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happing to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive it! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!