Today I thought I would look at iconography, and in particular how we can identify and appreciate different symbols in our natural environment. Trying to find some iconic symbols in nature is a great way to help us look at the finer details in the world around us. You will be amazed at what you can find. The spiral is one shape that seems to be endlessly repeated. I’ve collected a few examples of spirals and radials in nature as well as some natural and manmade collaborations.
I’ve also included some other iconic images from the art world.
(Iconography – visual images and symbols used in a work of art or the study or interpretation of these.
• the visual images, symbols, or modes of representation collectively associated with a person, cult, or movement: the iconography of pop culture.)
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