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About Deviant Artist Core Member Hollister DavidMale/United States Groups :iconm-c-escher-style: M-C-Escher-Style
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Jake by Hop41 Jake :iconhop41:Hop41 9 4 Odonodo Stars by Hop41 Odonodo Stars :iconhop41:Hop41 5 5 BEM high res version by Hop41 BEM high res version :iconhop41:Hop41 10 4 Margarita and Nico2 by Hop41 Margarita and Nico2 :iconhop41:Hop41 4 2 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 by Hop41 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 :iconhop41:Hop41 4 1 Puerto Penasco T Shirt Design by Hop41 Puerto Penasco T Shirt Design :iconhop41:Hop41 1 1 Doodle 180316 by Hop41 Doodle 180316 :iconhop41:Hop41 8 1 ajo ore by Hop41 ajo ore :iconhop41:Hop41 2 1 Doodle 180225 by Hop41 Doodle 180225 :iconhop41:Hop41 10 2 Sonoran desert discovery illustration in color by Hop41 Sonoran desert discovery illustration in color :iconhop41:Hop41 5 5 Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration by Hop41 Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration :iconhop41:Hop41 3 0 Odonodo's spiral of squares by Hop41 Odonodo's spiral of squares :iconhop41:Hop41 8 2 Cuberman Doodle by Hop41 Cuberman Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 8 4 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad by Hop41 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad :iconhop41:Hop41 2 1 Sketch Pad Doodle by Hop41 Sketch Pad Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 7 2 Carlos Santana by Hop41 Carlos Santana :iconhop41:Hop41 6 3


Urnes Serpent by Toucam Urnes Serpent :icontoucam:Toucam 7 0 tessellation:#652 warrior by sakuramederu tessellation:#652 warrior :iconsakuramederu:sakuramederu 2 1 Tetrahedral Timestar by M-C-Escher-Style Tetrahedral Timestar :iconm-c-escher-style:M-C-Escher-Style 4 0 Bookwyrm lineart by rachaelm5 Bookwyrm lineart :iconrachaelm5:rachaelm5 608 182 The Goblin Throne by Mercurio2539 The Goblin Throne :iconmercurio2539:Mercurio2539 4 0 Penrose Cube by Toucam Penrose Cube :icontoucam:Toucam 5 2 Survival by horrister Survival :iconhorrister:horrister 1 0 Luna and Artemis Wallpaper by ChrisRainicorn Luna and Artemis Wallpaper :iconchrisrainicorn:ChrisRainicorn 13 9 Geometric Sculpture Museum Display by RNDmodels Geometric Sculpture Museum Display :iconrndmodels:RNDmodels 2 1 Wood Geometric Sculpture at the Appleton Museum by RNDmodels Wood Geometric Sculpture at the Appleton Museum :iconrndmodels:RNDmodels 2 7 Subnautica by Karcia98 Subnautica :iconkarcia98:Karcia98 19 6 Grapheq 653 b by photicdriver Grapheq 653 b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 1 0 Infinite Hands by Pandora-aden Infinite Hands :iconpandora-aden:Pandora-aden 1 0 Dodecahedrons by Karcia98 Dodecahedrons :iconkarcia98:Karcia98 19 4 tessellation:#637 warrior by sakuramederu tessellation:#637 warrior :iconsakuramederu:sakuramederu 2 0 Summer dance by horrister Summer dance :iconhorrister:horrister 2 0


Odonodo Stars
Another Adobe Illustrator design based on Odonodo's beautiful compass and straight edge drawings. I am happy Odonodo leaves in his pencil marks, that way a viewer can sometimes figure out how he reached his designs. This design is rich in powers of 3 and powers of the square root of three.

Here is the original Odonodo drawing:
  20180530 by odonodo
BEM high res version
I had uploaded this pen and ink drawing earlier but this is higher resolution. With the higher res version I couldn't resist doing some touching up with the Cintiq tablet.

BEM is short for Bug Eyed Monster. A nod to the pulp science fiction of my childhood in the 1950s and 1960s.

Besides weird space aliens this image also features an Escheresque tessellation and the impossible trident.
Margarita and Nico2
Marine biologist Jacques Cousteau did a number of experiments that demonstrated the octopus is a highly intelligent creature.

Being so intelligent, Cousteau asked why haven't these cephalopods built a civilization? Why do they have no tools or technology?

He speculated that it's because they don't pass information from one generation to the next. Humans, on the other hand, pass accumulated knowledge from parents to children. Our knowledge of the world accumulates over generations.

Thus it is the bond between mother and child that may enable the human race to go to the stars.

This is a portrait of my wife Margarita and daughter Nicolette. I had uploaded a lower resolution version of this image a few years ago.
Seth's brother, Alexander Bareiss, tells me has has found records of Seth's death.

I almost never go to funerals, even of good friends. Especially of good friends. I don't like to cry. I hate writing this.

I've thought of Seth of twin as well as my opposite.

As a high school student I went to Europe on a senior class trip. At that time I had resolved I would travel the globe and have stamps of every nation in my passport. I've done no such thing, 99.99% of my life has been spent within a 100 mile radius.

Seth, on the other hand was a world traveler and an adventurer. I believe he grew up in New York. Lived in Hawaii for a time, then Japan, then traveled throughout southern Asia. He spent some time in Thailand. Then back to Hawaii. I believe he loved immersing himself in other cultures and he gravitated towards the ocean. He was a scuba diver.

For me God's existence is the most self-evident axiom. But how do you share a self-evident axiom? I know of no way to share this deep belief, the closest thing I have to actually knowing anything.

Seth was an almost militant atheist.

You might think this would cause friction between us. But it was very refreshing to me that two people with diametricly opposite world views could remain friends. Seth even wrote a palindrome poem about it: Nature and Religion A Palindrome

We both shared a love of math, symmetry and art. We first became aware of each other in the late 1990s or early 2000s through Andrew Crompton's website.  At one time Crompton had a short list of 20 or so people in the world making Escher like Tessellations. Both Seth and I were very proud to be on Crompton's list.

When Seth hadn't answered my e-mails, I made an inquiry at a tilings mailing list to which we both belonged. I got back many responses, tessellators throughout the world had been looking for him!  Bruce Bilney and Robert Fathauer devoted a great deal of time and effort to the search.

When David Annal got sick he asked Seth to take over his website Seth did Dr. Annal proud and made the site a great internet resource for tessellations. Since Seth's passing, Kevin Lee has taken over. I hope this website will endure and prosper and Seth's memory will live on.

Seth had a Deviant Art page. He and I cofounded the Deviant Art Group M. C. Escher Style. After Seth was out of the picture Erwin Bonsma (aka Eriban) has been helping with M.C. Escher Style. I believe Seth would have approved.

Seth was very active in the World of Escher Forum (which I can't find a link to, maybe it no longer exists). World of Escher would conduct annual tessellation contests, mostly for kids. Seth wanted to have an annual tessellation contest, a collaboration between him, the World of Escher folks and myself. I'm sad this never came to pass.

I want to have a tesselation contest in Seth's memory.


Hollister David
United States
Frida the cat helps me draw. Photo by my wife Margarita.

Current Residence: Ajo, Arizona
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: Mac
Favourite cartoon character: Uncle Scrooge (Donald Duck's uncle)


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UNEARTHLING Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thanks for stopping by :) Cool gallery!
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional
Thank you for adding "Rock Balancing" to your favorites. In my wild and impetuous youth I spent one summer studying with Group of Buddhist monks. one of the many thing they taught me was Rock Balancing. I have done it on and off ever since. Regrettable Joanne's heath got so bad that I did  not do it at all the last 15 years of her life. I am happy to be back.

My friend and I are planing to go back Monday. Among other things we are going to dig clay…

I want to try to pit fire potter like borger cord marked pottery  
lyc Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
saw a post of yours on reddit about the rocket equation, thanks for that :)
bear48 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional
thank you for adding "family of choice" to your favorites 
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