The square is one of the 5 universal symbols, found in almost all cultures -- the other 4 are the circle, the triangle, the spiral, and the equidistant cross. Of these 5 symbols, the square is the only one that is not found in nature -- and yet, in many cultures, it represents the earth, stability, solidity, foundation, and balance. It also represents the #4, and the four cardinal directions, the four seasons, and the four elements.
There are so many ways to use the square in your art -- as a format, a design element, a grid, a drawing tool, the basis of a pattern, a checkerboard, a symbol, a mosaic, a quilt, a composition tool . . . I had a hard time narrowing it down to just 10 ways.
I hope you'll join me over the next two weeks in exploring the SQUARE . . .