About The Logo

Inspired by Edward Weston’s still life photography of nautilus shells, the logo of the Joseph Saxton Gallery pairs a nautilus with an acanthus leaf, a frequent motif in ancient Greek architecture.

The acanthus leaf pays homage to western art and culture and reflects the turn of mind that underlies creative thought. It grows from the nautilus, itself an archetype of natural form and a source of inspiration for artistic insight. Finally, framed with an arts and crafts border, the logo honors the ideals of high craftsmanship.