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Dice Illusion by herbevore Dice Illusion by herbevore
In tribute to the great artist Maurits Cornelis Escher.

A project of many months part time work. Approx 150 hours.

Size : 24" x 24" / 61cm x 61cm
Derivan Matisse Flow Acrylics with some inking on main design.

And the words in the background (starting top left and going down in columns) are:
Nothing is meant to be.
There is no predestination.
Causality is from the past, and nothing is acting from the future.
There is no script, no pattern to walk into.
Everything has to be created, and we are the artists.
We are solely responsible for our own actions.
Complete each action, and minimise causality.
By living fully in the present, we absorb the best of what each day has to offer.
By understanding that there is no literal destiny, fate or predestination,
we keep the future as free and open as possible.
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to see work in progress shots for the development of this go to
[link]
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:iconkrullish:
Krullish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Escher would be proud. And I totally agree with your sentiments also. Nice one. :)
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Cheers, I'm pleased you agree :)
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:iconsteelraven:
steelraven Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Great work!
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thank you :)
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Yocheved Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
this is incredible.!! i bet you were glad when it was done.!!

are the words yours.?
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thank you :)
Yes, I was very pleased to finish this, as the last week before I completed it, was like 8-10 hours each day. And I could see it coming together the way I envisioned it would, which propelled me on.

The words are taken from a variety of pages from 365 days of Tao by Denh Ming Dao if I recall correctly. I probably should find out exactly where and put the appropriate creditation to him in the description.
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Yocheved Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
wow - you are dedicated arnt you.!!!
i dont think i could stand that kinda intensity.!
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
This is amazing, and seriously shows the effort and time spent on it. Great followthrough on a neat concept. I'm sure Escher would be flattered :)
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thank you very much. :)
If I were to have an impossible wish granted, I'd like to have a chat with Escher.
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
:D
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:icon1sand0s:
1sand0s Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent concept and superb execution. The colors are just right; the cube pops out at you. As for the cube itself, I don't know if I've see that exact illusion before... wait, I think I see it now. Wow, nice. Instead of one impossible cube, you have six impossible triangles. Very cool.

I forgot to :+fav: this when I saw it in my devwatch through *TheKnotters. Upon going through their gallery again, I kicked myself for almost passing this by. ;)
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Heh :) Thank you, I'm pleased you like the way it ';pop's out.

I hope my next serious project has the same effect on people :)
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kreelah Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
:wow: :faint:
I like both knotwork and M.C.Escher. This is just awesome.

A definite :+fav:!!!
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you :)
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MystiqueDragon Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
This is impressive! I love all the details once you fullsize the image. And the accompanying poem written in the background is just awesome!

Great job! :thumbsup:
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you. :)

The lines are a bunch selected from the books 'Everyday Tao' and '365 Tao' by Deng Ming-Dao.
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:iconmystiquedragon:
MystiqueDragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
You're welcome :)

I like the integration. You really went through and chose some nice lines :)
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graceful-entity Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Wow!
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you :)
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:icondominicy:
Dominicy Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Ow. My brain hurts ;_;
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Your welcome :)
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:icondominicy:
Dominicy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you for ruining my life *hug* *bleeds out the ear*
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morgenland Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
it' realy wonderful, bravo!...
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Thank you :)
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:iconmorgenland:
morgenland Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome..
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meatsim1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
amazing and true :+fav: :+fav: :+fav:
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Thank you :) Cheers :)
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:iconwindinthetrees:
windinthetrees Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I've been watching your progress on this and now that it is done I can add it to my favorites. Congratulations on completing such a nice piece!
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Thank you for looking at the WIP photos I've been putting up and the occational commenting whilest I've been working on this. :)
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:iconwindinthetrees:
windinthetrees Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
You're more than welcome. Thanks for posting. I love to keep up on what other knotwork (or Eschertype) artists are doing. The first book of artprints that I owned (and still have) was one of Eschers. I didn't mention before but I also appreciate the words behind this piece, and thanks for putting them under the artists comments section as I am unable to read it from the artpiece on my tiny monitor. I tried but had to scroll too much.
:flowerpot:
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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
. . . I'm speechless. That's . . . wow.
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I'm pleased that it can have that effect on people :)
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MaaikeG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
God the full view is annoying cuz I don't understand it :confused:

looks great though, I like escher :)
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I presume you meant the words in the background. I've gone and edited the deviation description and put in how to read it and what the words are.
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MaaikeG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Ah they are words :lol: well to be honest I just got dizzy looking at the dices and the shape thing and I didn't even take a close look at the background xD but I like that theres a tekst hidden in the background, though I don't really understand the tekst; english is not my first language.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
What will happen to it now?
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:iconherbevore:
herbevore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I find some that I can sell it to for truckloads of money :)
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inmc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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