Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Symmetry is a wonderfully splendid thing!

Symmetry is a wonderfully splendid thing. You know, when something is so beautiful as a result of balance or harmonious arrangement. When something is exactly the same on both sides, in fact, mirroring the other. Like a butterfly, each wing just like the other; a deer, each antler exactly mimiking the other antler opposite it; and like the human body, even, where several organs are symmetrical throughout the body, such as eyes, arms, kidneys, legs, feet, etc. Like when an object is reflected in water, it is said to have line symmetry along the water line. Symmetry exists in architecture everywhere, such as in the famous Taj Mahal, there is a line of symmetry through the center of the structure from top to bottom. Symmetry exists in shapes. Many shapes, in fact, have multiple lines of symmetry. Yes, symmetry is a wonderfully splendid thing...

Like in these Neptunites that I finally finished...


Each side, the exact replica of the other....





























Each ridge, having another twin ridge opposite it...































Oh, that symmetry, striking us in places we never knew
it could exist...






























Hopefully, if I'm lucky, I will be able to create it again in my lifetime.

One can only dream...

4 comments:

NeuroKnitter said...

Jen!!! Your socks are awesome!!! They are perfect!! You sooo rock!!!

shannon said...

Niose, girl, real nice. symmetry is wonderful, yes, but personally i like chaos a bit more.

oh, and, i just wound my str rainforest jasper...heee,heeeee. don't tell e.

Emily said...

I see you, Shannon! Put down the sock yarn. Step away from the needles. Get this monkey (namely, me) off your back - let's finish Rogue!

And your socks are awesome, WG.

Ana said...

great socks!