The “City Symmetry Series” continues my exploration of abstract forms in everyday life. I’m continually struck by the physical grace of the city and how its linearities overlap and complement each other, forming dynamic relationships that change moment to moment via sun, streetlights and shadows. I’m constantly taking photos of New York City, which I then alter in Photoshop to create these digital collages. The idea of symmetry has fascinated me for a long time, specifically the concept that life originates from small imbalances, or broken symmetries. When I was at Pratt in the MFA program, I found a book called "The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry" by Jay Hambidge which connected nature and mathematics in a way that really spoke to me. In all of my imagery, the symmetries do not match, but instead form often tenuous balances that move from color to color and linearity to linearity. I believe these images reflect the nature of the city, which is not the sterile, hostile place I once thought it was, but intrinsically and potentially an arena of beauty and growth.

City Symmetry
Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Sunspot 3
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 19 (Birds 1)
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Sunspot 2
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry MoMA Flower
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Court St.
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 76th St.
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 5
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital Collage - print on aluminum
City Symmetry 3
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 44th St. 1
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Downtown
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Chelsea 1A
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 23rd St. 3
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Old Whitney
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 6th Ave.
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Church 7th Ave. Brooklyn
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Skywedge 23rd St.
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Sunspot 6
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry Sunspot 5
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry MoMA 2
2016
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 7
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 4B
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 2
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 1B
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 1A
2015
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Jeanne Wilkinson City Symmetry Digital collage/print on aluminum
City Symmetry 9
2015
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