You may find the beauty of geometry like fractals and symmetry in almost any natural object, from leaves to plants to animals to flowers to insects to fruits. The beauty and complexity of nature stem from its natural symmetry and fractal structure, and both the natural world and its aesthetic creations are breathtaking.
A famous quote by Herbert Read goes like this: “The most universal law in nature is equity, and the concept of balance and symmetry leads the formation of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.”
We attribute the order we observe in the world to the work of humans. This is why Galileo Galilei stated in Il Saggiatore that “The universe is written in the language of mathematics, and its letters are triangles, circles, and other geometric forms.”
The Pure Beauty of Geometry in Nature
It’s evident that there’s geometrical order in the natural world, and artists who desire to capture that order faithfully spend countless hours observing and sketching natural patterns.
Below I have curated more than 100 pictures of plants with mesmerizing geometrical patterns that will make you ponder. If interested, you should check Ian Stewart‘s The Beauty of Numbers in Nature: Mathematical Patterns and Principles from the Natural World for further reading.