Gordion knotby Valerie Anne Kelly
Set of folded stationery cards printed on bright white, smooth card stock to bring your personal artistic style to everyday correspondence. Each card is blank on the inside and includes a soft white, European fold envelope for mailing.
ABOUT THE ART
Gordian Knot, a legendary knot that became a metaphor for an intractable problem solved by a bold stroke.
The Gordian Knot is a legend of Phrygian Gordium associated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem solved easily by cheating or “thinking outside the box”. (“cutting the Gordian knot”):
“Turn him to any cause of policy,
The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter” (Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1 Scene 1. 45–47)