STUDENT WORK: Systems Approach to Symbolism
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Student project to develop a symbol of an animal using a systems approach.

Systems Approach to Symbolism

Student project to develop a symbol of an animal using a systems approach.

(Top) Cats – System: Circles, repeating shapes and reflection

(Middle) Fish – System: 90 degree angles, scaled shapes, repeated line weights, and repeated negative spaces between lines

(Bottom) Rabbit – System: line weight, repeating angles and reflection

cat symbol

symbol of an angelfish

symbol of a rabbit

Warm-up exercises

(Below) Students spend several days working with the Cincinnati Bicentennial Celebration Icons as a warm-up exercise for learning a systems approach before attempting to develop their own system and apply it. Atlanta's iconic buildings are converted into simple forms using the bicentennial system.