Escher's "Other World" in Relief

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This 12” x 15” basswood relief carving is based on a woodcut of M. C. Escher in January 1947. The scene shows a strange birdlike creature with a human head from three different perspectives in the same image. The figure is standing in an archway with a lunar landscape beyond. An equally strange powderhorn object is seen in an adjacent archway – again from three different perspectives. Some celestial objects are scratched into the dark space beyond the lunar landscape. Relief carving completed November 2012.

-- 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 10-08-2018 01:25 AM

Love all your stuff! This is no exception.

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

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#2 posted 10-08-2018 05:11 AM

Absolutely excellent carving!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-08-2018 06:06 AM

Well done. Interesting that this version has your initials. Only fair, since it is your carving. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 10-08-2018 02:14 PM

Very cool job. I just study woodcarving, it turned out to be too difficult for me, but I do not give up. I have read a lot of articles about it here on this site, it’s so cool that they can do my assignment for me so maybe someone will be interested in this.

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#6 posted 10-09-2018 04:24 AM

Your work always ’’takes my shoes off’‘

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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