The Kennedy Irish crest nestled in a matching mantle and helm, with matching knotwork borders. I created a glowing red and gold decorated K, in the style of the Book of Kells and other old Celtic manuscripts. The motto is Latin and translates as "I Cling to Virtue". My feeling with the coat of arms series is to bring back a bit of the traditional Irish to the designs, in the surrounding designs and the shield itself where I can, and you can see small elements I've added like the trefoil knots on the main helm. While the traditional English arms awarded to many of the old Irish familes are really nice, I think bringing back the Irish heritage into the arms is a fresh reflection on these designs. For those who want the purely English traditional they have a million options to choose from out there, but for those who want something unique and very Irish feeling, now they have the option. :-)

Kennedy Coat of Arms

- 10" x 15"

- Ink, gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper

- $250.00 US

Copyright Cari Buziak, 2006