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Pierced Relief of Escher's "Bond of Union"

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Project by Phil32 posted 09-02-2018 04:43 PM 2014 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pierced relief carving based on M. C. Escher’s “Bond of Union,” in which two heads are reduced to intertwining ribbons. Some of the floating spheres of the original 1956 lithograph has been changed to hearts. The carving is 15” x 12” – 1-1/4” thick. “Pierced” means some of the relief depth goes all the way through the wood.

It was necessary to carve the two heads in complete form as shown in the photos #3 & 4 before carving the gaps in the ribbons.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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#1 posted 09-03-2018 02:53 AM

Absolutely Awesome! I like the heart “upgrade”, and I love all things Escher.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 08:58 AM

Interesting project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 01:11 AM

Wow. Very attractive. Would love to see more photos of it.

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#4 posted 09-04-2018 02:09 PM

WOW you definitely have talent, great work

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 09-08-2018 06:20 AM

Another beauty Phil, keep then coming!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#6 posted 03-29-2020 12:17 AM

This design required carving the two heads in relief and complete before cutting them into ribbons. The third & fourth photos show part of the carving at that interim stage.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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