Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Assymetry: Balanced Imbalance on Etsy



Handpicked on Etsy
Asymmetry is a left-right imbalance of elements, line, shape, form, pattern, hue or volume that is found throughout nature. Depending on the object, to the human eye it can seem to be a violation of a perceived rule, or a captivating disparity that is organic, free of constraint and dynamic. In art, asymmetry can be as minimal as a wavy line or as bold as a sculpture that defies gravity. Throughout my own career in the design industry, I've been fascinated by clients who exhibit mild to extreme discomfort with asymmetry, while others are delighted by it. Different personality characteristics aside, I believe balance is the key to its visual appeal for most people, and today's selections are among a few wonderfully irregular creations by Etsy artists that represent balanced imbalance. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $18.00 to $295.00.

From top left to bottom right, today's artisans include: PelleikoDesigns, MGMart, EightSeasons, charmedmsure, AtelierSetsu, madmeringue, museglass, ModernEraDesign

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I appreciate being included in this beautiful showcase. I'm particularly enamored of the freeform copper links necklace. Drool.....
Gwen
http://moderneradesign.etsy.com

Cait Throop said...

Wow! Andria, these are all soooo beautiful, I want them all!! Yes! I think symmetry is very overrated! :) xo Cait
http://www.barefootweaver.etsy.com
http://www.barefootweavercait.blogspot.com

Andria said...

Thanks Cait and Gwen for your comments. Not only do I agree that symmetry is overrated as Cait stated, I think for artists it can seomtimes be debilitating if there's an underlying compulsive perfectionism that prevents freedom of expression.

Cait Throop said...

Ohh I agree, there is that compulsive, perfect censor thingy sitting on one's shoulder saying it's never good enough and stiffling creativity! No to perfectionism!! Free the mind and know that we are wonderful and there is such beauty in inperfection!!

Emily said...

Thanks for the inclusion- I too share a love of things asymmetrical. Great finds!

myerscho said...

wonderful
work

KCR Lehr Studio said...

All of them are really unique and yes, I do think asymmetrical balance does create both a flattering and stylish look. This artists all have a great sense of design. Great collection.
Colleen

MGMart said...

First of all, I like to thank you for featuring my Petals Organza Ring in your gorgeous blog!
I'll following your writing now, because I think, your posts are really interesting and I love your style Andria!!

xo
Marianna