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Paper M.C. Escher

This papercraft version of M.C. Escher’s Relativity is not actually origami but kirigami, which is where paper is made into art through the use of cutting and folding rather than exclusively folding, but its pretty much just fancy origami, haha. You might have already seen this work of Escher’s done in lego, but there is such a big difference when its done in paper, which makes the whole thing much more fragile!

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Another Tribute to MC Escher (with LEGOS!)

As mentioned in a previous post, I am a big fan of MC Escher and tributes to his work. One of his most famous works is titled relativity and it shows an impossible scene of multiple surfaces being the ground where gravity pulls the occupants:

Escher's original relativity

The other day I stumbled upon this amazing image that pays tribute to Escher with LEGOS! It was made by Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu. You can read more about the project at Andrews website.

lego recreation of Escher's relativity

Click on image above for larger view.

The craziest thing is how they made it! The lego creation extends in lots of directions, needed a lot of support and involved some really creative lighting.

Setup for lego recreation of relativity

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Amazing picture that would impress even MC Escher

MC Escher is a famous artist known in part for his unique distorted views of reflected surfaces (see example on the right). And he is one of my favorite artists. I found a photograph that is obviously inspired by Escher and his art (especially the one on the right :-P). The photographer used a glass ball to both flip and bring into focus the cityscape on the other side. Epic win indeed!

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