Photograph above taken at an American Red Cross smoke alarm install event (Firefighter demonstrates how to set a smoke alarm while the local news videos)
About This Website
Thank you for visiting dynamicsymmetryart.com. I hope you find the information useful and your passion for learning more about art and design never ends. For myself, studying geometry has been an obsession that started over eight years ago. This website is a result of that "obsession" and has become, over time, a personal diary that I update when I discover new material that I want to share with my readers.
Let me start by saying that this is not your typical website dedicated to the topic of composition in art. While many contemporary artists and photographers will limit themselves to the everyday principles of design, if properly applied, Dynamic Symmetry will propel your art to uncharted territories that you never dreamed possible.
Most artists, myself included, fear failure in their art. This fear is normal. However, when our fear prevents us from learning or developing new skills, it becomes counterproductive and damaging to our personal growth. Learning how to “see," also known as visual literacy, is a progressive process and isn't always easy. All of the techniques that I mention here require practice and some failure is inevitable along the way. Nonetheless, it's important to remember that we must welcome our failed attempts, learn from them, and move on.
Studying composition in art requires time, patience, and a desire to learn. Even though Dynamic Symmetry isn't hard, it does take effort. And despite my best intentions to provide as much information to help the reader master the art of composition, it's not possible to include everything on the topic in one location. In the past, Myron Barnstone has mentioned that it takes him two years to adequately teach a student the golden section system of design and how to apply it to their art.
Because classical skill-based design can seem overwhelming at first, I have tried to give as many examples as possible to help the beginner with the process of analyzing compositions. The act of learning how to deconstruct and reconstruct art is a critical step in the learning process, and you should try to decode as many masterworks as time will allow. However, if you have any questions about design or any of the other composition techniques I mention on this website, please drop me a note by clicking here.