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With CONSCIENCE I used an Ovoid, the symbol of `Life'. I started to experiment by wrapping a band around the form to give an impression that it held the egg shell together. The band turned into a trefoil knot , which allowed me to cut the egg shell away completely, and I was left with only the knot, but still had the ovoid. I see this band as our CONSCIENCE, the awareness we possess that knows right from wrong, the Mystic Knowledge that holds our lives together, and which is the cement of society. Without this sense the fragile egg shell of Civilisation will fall apart.

©Mathematics and Knots/Edition Limitee 1996
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