Twitter essay: Invoking the master of planes to avenge boring nightmares

Circle Limit III, M. C. Escher
Circle Limit III, M. C. Escher, 1959. Woodcut.

“The result of the struggle between the thought and the ability to express it, between dream and reality, is seldom more than a compromise or an approximation.” —Escher.

Seeking revenge on boring nightmares by turning them into art essays.

By the way…

Everything is all out of sorts, not just dreams.

Back the next morning for round two of essay. Sort of.

Exhausted already? Fine then. Take a couple hours, then round three.

Where elephants meet tessellations.

Okay, focus. Tessellations. Not elephants!

I think you mean that’s a photo by Poskanzer, not a sculpture. Also, focus!

Circle Limits of the master of planes.

“One is always concerned with the mysterious, incalculable, dark, hidden aspects for which there is no easy formula, but which form essentially the same human element as that which inspires the poet.” —Escher.

Escher and the geometers.
M.C. Escher was strongly influenced by geometer Harold Scott MacDonald “Donald” Coxeter, who lived in Toronto and eventually became, among other honours, a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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