This is my last chance to brag on this piece. After three marathon sessions it is done for now, and my client is moving far away and won't be back for more for a long time. We did the triquetra in January, the epaulette above in February, and now today we added the band beneath. It really does capture the "body armor" look I try to achieve, in this case adorning a Warrior of Faith who is off to become a musicianary, a musician missionary.
Dramatic upper arm coverage is achieved with this combination of integrated patterns. The central piece is a knot work trinity knot, weaving in and out of an eternal circle. Fitted in above it is a knot work epaulette that makes a sculptural statement, flowing up onto the shoulder. Tying the elements together in this rendering are pointillist dots, giving a textural feel and bringing the knots forward visually. They make the pattern feel united as one.