Tip of the Week: Play With Symmetry and Repetition


Look for symmetrical, repetitive shapes. Symmetry means shapes of the exact same size and dimension that occur repeatedly. You are likely to find proportionate lines, circles and other shapes in the metal grilles of a building, office cubicles, stacked bricks, stairways and so on. Mirrors, corners where walls meet or even reflections can provide images that make the viewer feel that he is looking into a kaleidoscope. However, unsymmetrical yet similar shapes of varying sizes such as those found in a row of odd-shaped houses can also create wonderful patterns.

Photograph/Victor Iglesias