Destroy Symmetry: The Butterfly

The purpose of this project is understand balance and imbalance and symmetry and asymmetry.


My symmetrical image is one of a stylized butterfly hovering over a globe. Each half of the image is a mirror of the other half. Decorative elements in the image activate the negative space in an interesting and dramatic manner. The different geometric elements and thick and thin lines give the image variety.

Symmetry Butterfly


My second image destroys the symmetry of the butterfly and globe. I attempted to give the image a random feel but keep the negative space active and balanced. I cut the butterfly image into smaller pieces to destroy the original symmetry of the image and put them back together in an interesting pattern. The repetitive nature of some the geometric elements give the piece texture and variety.

Symmetry Destroyed