On the face of it the triskelion or triskele as it’s also known is just a motif with three-fold rotational symmetry. It is, of course, much more than that. It is the headquarters of S.H.I.E.L.D in the Marvel Comics and film franchises, it is the national symbol of Sicily (where is is called ‘trinacria’) and different versions of it have been found in cultures worldwide for thousands of years.
More importantly however it is also the national symbol of the Isle of Man where it’s known as the ‘Three legs on Mann’ and a version with armoured legs with yellow flourishes is featured on the flag against a plain red background. The Sicilians also feature a triskele on their flag but theirs has bare legs, the face of Medusa, three ears of wheat and they favour a yellow and red background. Which makes it all sound a bit busy for my liking.
Anyway today’s piece is a manageable A3 in size was inspired by all the above nonsense. Drop us a line if interested…
This piece is based on an old design that I liked and thought deserved another outing because who doesn’t like skull headed dominatrix types waving flags around?
Wondering where I could take the picture I started doing a little internet research on flags and it wasn’t long before I was reading about flag semaphore which, as I’m sure we’re all aware, is a telegraphy system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags. With this in mind I endeavour to find out what my flag wielding lunatic was trying to say and it would seem all she could do was the letter ‘N’ over and over again. If she was trying to tell me something I’m not 100% sure what it is. Maybe I’ll try and teach her some more and see if we can’t get something more eloquent forthcoming…