Escher's "Reptiles" in relief

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This is another relief carving based on a design of M. C. Escher – basswood, 22” x 20” – stained
Description: On the drawing table is a design where three colors of lizards fit together – a tessellation. The lizards along the edge have grown tired of being trapped in the design, and have crawled out, over a book, a drawing triangle, a dodecahedron, an ashtray – only to be pulled back into the design.

-- 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 09-17-2018 01:04 AM

Very nice. Another favorite.

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#2 posted 09-17-2018 01:14 AM


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 09-17-2018 01:24 AM


That’s the print I have in my office! Always wanted to do a 3D of it! Looks great!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#4 posted 09-17-2018 01:33 AM

Escher or not that is pretty cool. How much time in something like that?

Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 09-17-2018 01:35 AM

That is really wonderful!

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#6 posted 09-17-2018 02:02 AM

I love Escher’s work! You have done this relief justice!

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2018 02:04 AM

I and my wife love it. Nice job

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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#8 posted 09-17-2018 03:01 AM

Dang! Nice work!!!

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#9 posted 09-17-2018 10:02 AM

Great work. You’ve done Escher proud.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 09-17-2018 11:18 AM

You did a great job on this. I love Ecsher, and this I love this piece you created.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#11 posted 09-17-2018 11:44 AM

What a wonderful carving! It displays a lot of wonderful details and fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 09-17-2018 12:06 PM

That is one awesome piece of work. Great job.

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#13 posted 09-17-2018 01:28 PM

Another amazing piece.

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#14 posted 09-17-2018 03:22 PM

This is realy mindblowing 3D effect!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 09-17-2018 03:32 PM

Great work, Phil!



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