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Symmetry Drawing "C"

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Project by Phil32 posted 09-22-2018 01:28 AM 909 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two versions of a design called “Symmetry Drawing C” by M. C. Escher. The first is a 7-1/2 foot x 4 foot wall decoration carved in redwood. The four birds and two fish fit together in a tessellation. The second version is a mobile carved in 9” x 5” basswood. Four other figures are suspended around the central piece which is like the wall decoration, but in this case everything is carved on both sides.

This design was later (January 1952) used by Escher to produce a woodcut of “Sketch of Two Intersecting Planes.”

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





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swirt

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#1 posted 09-22-2018 01:44 AM

Another outstanding work…. errr … pair of works.

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#2 posted 09-22-2018 03:14 AM

Nice work Phil. Not sure about flying fish, but diving ducks can be.

Thanks for posting. Beginning to think you may be an Escher fan, lol.

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#3 posted 09-22-2018 04:56 AM

Excellent and I expanded my vocabulary.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 09-22-2018 05:47 AM

Another great piece!
You Escher work is just too much for words, perhaps I like them because I like Echer’s work too.
By the way, the larger one would beautiful in my living room!

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

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#5 posted 09-22-2018 10:18 PM

Magnificent.

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#6 posted 09-23-2018 01:00 PM

It’s realy impressive match! I like carved details -fish skin and feathers

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#7 posted 09-23-2018 04:05 PM

Nice work on both, Phil!

Claude

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#8 posted 10-03-2018 07:36 PM

Dude your work always amazing me.

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

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