The symbols wont save us

The symbols wont save us

The symbols selected for this show aim to connect with you; jog a memory, provoke a thought or spark a question.

Shape recognition is a fundamental part of the way we communicate. Humans have developed millions of symbols for every kind of use. The associated meanings of symbols are something that varies, has changed over the centuries and is open to interpretation. When a symbol is taken out of its standard/ordinary context, it can mean something else. Does its environment play a significant part in meaning? Or what it is applied to? Or are some things to symbolic?