About our helix logo
The helix shape (or spiral) is a symbol of resilience. It is found throughout nature. We find the helix in galaxies and weather patterns and in every living organism’s DNA. Sunflowers, vine tendrils, ferns, the shells of nautilus and snails, seahorses, the horns of antelopes and sheep, even our fingerprints all have the helix as their underlying structure. Many plants become a helix to pass through environmental challenges and explore more of their environment.
Because of its stability and strength, the helix is foundational to sacred architecture throughout the world from Pre-Columbian to Irish Neolithic Sites to churches and mosques. The helix has withstood the test of time, religion, biological and cultural influences. It is a symbol of evolution, growth and resilience.
In its very nature, the helix is the definition of resilience.
Research demonstrates for us how this works. When a plant root comes across a barrier during its growth, it summons even more energy, flexibility, and work to create a helix. When faced with a challenge, the root’s response is to find a way. It does so by twisting and turning into a tightly woven formation of the helix, thereby conquering its former challenge and creating beauty and stability (The Resilient Helix, 2020)
Watch a short video from managing director Brett Coffman