WHAT IS A PATTERN? A pattern, whether in nature or art, relies upon three characteristics: a unit, repetition, and a system of organization.
WHAT IS SYMMETRY? Symmetry is a fundamental organizing principle in nature and in culture. The analysis of symmetry allows for understanding the organization of a pattern, and provides a means for determining both invariance and change.
By varying relationships within patterns where symmetry is expected, otherwise predictable and repetitive patterns may be transformed into great works of art.
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