Relief carving: "Other World"

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This relief carving is based on a woodcut done by Escher in 1947. It shows a strange bird-like object in an archway from three different viewpoints and an equally strange lunar landscape in the background. The carving is basswood, 12” x 15”, sealed and selectively stained, some stain scraped away to reveal space objects.

-- 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 10:48 PM

I think that’s delightful.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#2 posted 09-04-2018 03:25 AM

I really like this because I like Escher.
His art has always intrigued me.
Being an engineer and looking at things logically, his stairway ones always drove me crazy
You did a nice job on your rendition of his work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 01:56 PM

Neat, and welcome to LJ you will love it here

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

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#4 posted 09-04-2018 02:31 PM

Truly awesome work. Great effect with depth and perspective.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#5 posted 09-04-2018 07:43 PM

Another great carving, Phil!



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#6 posted 09-05-2018 11:31 AM

It’s realy other world!! Incredible perspective done!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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