"Regular Division of the Plane II," © Copyright, M.C. Escher, "Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite."

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"A long time ago, I chanced upon this domain in one of my wanderings I saw a high wall and a premonition of an enigma, something that might be hidden behind the wall, I climbed over it with some difficulty. However, on the other side I landed in a wilderness and had to cut my way through with a great effort until - by a circuitous route - I came to the open gate, the open gate of mathematics. I walk around all alone in this beautiful garden, which certainly does not belong only to me, but whose gate is open to everyone."

M.C. ESCHER

Creating in Escher's Garden

TESSELLATION DESIGN

out-of-the-box thinking

Tessellation Artwork

I have always been fascinated by the graphic images created by the brilliant M.C. Escher. Even as a young boy, I would study his many incredible tessellations,  lithographs and prints. I would sketch and attempt to replicate his ingenious designs which was a beautiful marriage between imagination and mathematics. It wasn't until recently that I was reading "Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite" (1986, Abrams, New York), where I stumbled upon the passage printed on the right. Escher was a master at what he did, and he welcomed other artists to join him in his garden of creation. I am very pleased to walk through those open gates, and participate in a creative process of design and tessellation which M.C. Escher founded so many years ago.

When I worked at a graphic design firm "The Art Dept," I designed a logo for them to use around the holidays. Tapping into my "Escher-isms" thought process, I created a logo that could be read both right-side up, and upside down. Enjoy!


"2-Way Flow: Eagles," © 2018, Jon Hoefer