Since ancient times, people have realized that symmetry gave aesthetic pleasure and brought a sense of universal harmony. This relationship of symmetry has been applied in modalities such as drawing, sculpting, and architecture.
In this series, my main goal is to explore and create symmetry patterns out of objects found in nature.
I approached this series by choosing seemingly ordinary objects in nature as my photographic subjects. I then created two identical negatives, flipped one of them, and layered them together to achieve a symmetrical image in the darkroom.
As I moved through this series, some images presented as mandalas, a geometric configuration of symbols in Buddhism. And perhaps the most memorizing of all, some of the photographs make the viewer feel as if they are peering through a kaleidoscope. I relish in the way they resemble ancient art like the mandalas, seemingly transcending our modern perception of design in art and taking us back to how design originated.