Art Madness!


MC Escher in the Real World
February 28, 2009, 12:18 pm
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We all love and appreciate the art of MC Escher, whose unique artwork often fools the eye of the viewer. What makes Escher so interesting is how the images are made of shapes that blend together and interlock. Check out this example, called Bird Fish Sky.

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Thanks to a friend, Jackie Gimson, I have a great comparison from the natural world! She sent me a link to these photos of a group (flock?) of migrating sting rays that create a formation very similar to the interlocking shapes of an Escher work. This is what the Madness is all about!

Update (3/1): A large group of sting rays is called a “fever”!  No kidding, look it up!


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