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The Therapeutic Spiral

arkinetia_santiago_calatrava_torre_turning_torso_en_malm___suecia_qqqartid0000000105-img001_r681“in wildness is the preservation of the world.” –Henry David Thoreau

The spiral has been a popular motif in the arts for centuries but it resurges today as a result of a renewed awe of nature. The areas of fine art, industrial design, and architecture provide strong examples of this trend. A good jumping off point is Santiago Calatrava’s 54-story Turning Torso building erected in Malmø, Sweden.  Continue reading