Pierced Relief of Escher's "Bond of Union"

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This is a pierced relief carving based on M. C. Escher’s “Bond of Union,” in which two heads are reduced to intertwining ribbons. Some of the floating spheres of the original 1956 lithograph has been changed to hearts. The carving is 15” x 12” – 1-1/4” thick. “Pierced” means some of the relief depth goes all the way through the wood.

The chip carved plate below was a class project at the Oakhurst Rendezvous in 2009.

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#1 posted 09-03-2018 02:53 AM

Absolutely Awesome! I like the heart “upgrade”, and I love all things Escher.

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 08:58 AM

Interesting project!

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 01:11 AM

Wow. Very attractive. Would love to see more photos of it.

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#4 posted 09-04-2018 02:09 PM

WOW you definitely have talent, great work

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#5 posted 09-08-2018 06:20 AM

Another beauty Phil, keep then coming!

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