AHHHHH – SYMMETRY
With the visual cacophony all around us, we find ways to calm our environments. Symmetry. We expect both pant legs to match. Haircuts tend to be symmetrical.. As you ride through your neighborhoods, notice how many homes reflect the balance of symmetry through placement of windows and shrubs. The placement of items on a mantle. The design of furniture.
BREAKING THE PATTERN.
But we also love the breaks in patterns. Those situations where we can’t tell what is happening next. The rhythm of the intervals. Fabric designs. When the standard layout of something explodes into an unconventional view.. The differences wake us back up.
Read about some of the science behind symmetry in this Aeon article and check out a couple of conversation starters to explore symmetry with your child. Enjoy. – SA