Symmetry has its own unique form of order and unity. If you can achieve both unity and rhythm in any composition, you just about have it all. Altering a sequence of visual items makes the items more dynamic. A dynamic arrangement of visual items that has unity and rhythm is quite an accomplishment, especially if you’re able to integrate multiple elements like in the example on the left.
It’s your turn! Create your own version of a symmetrical altered sequence of 2 elements through the vehicle of your choosing: photography, painting, drawing, digital tools, mixed media, etc.
If you can achieve both unity and rhythm in any composition, you just about have it all. And by creating a clearly felt sense of direction or movement, all other visual relationships are much easier to see and experience.