The spiral

The spiral is a very old and widespread graphic symbol. It forms a dynamic system, which either contract or expand, the motion being either centripetal or centrifugal. Because of its similar shape to turbulences and whirlpools in liquids flowing downwards through an opening, such a symbol may indicate sinking into the 'waters of death'. This … Continue reading The spiral

im-balanced lines

An oblique line indicates an unstable situation, which causes unrest. Objects are found calmer, stronger and more controlled with more balance in the image and more restless, unstable and uncontrolled with an increasing degree of imbalance in the image (Van Rompay et al., 2005).