M.C. Escher and Feathers / by Chris Maynard

MCE . marabou stork feather . 17" x 14"

MCE . marabou stork feather . 17" x 14"

Many people say my art is completely original but it is not. I mean I developed a technique using technologies already created, I use common accepted design practices, and I am influenced by other artist. Case in point: Maurits Cornelis Escher. He used tessellation to create many of his designs, repeating shapes that totally fill a plane with no space left over. The visible feathers on a bird’s body does it too, appearing like overlapping diamond-shaped shingles.