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About Deviant Artist Hollister DavidMale/United States Groups :iconm-c-escher-style: M-C-Escher-Style
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Merry Christmas from Ajo, Arizona 2018 by Hop41 Merry Christmas from Ajo, Arizona 2018 :iconhop41:Hop41 4 2 Harmonic Perspective Moire Ellipses by Hop41 Harmonic Perspective Moire Ellipses :iconhop41:Hop41 5 0 Harmonic Perspective Moire Parabolas by Hop41 Harmonic Perspective Moire Parabolas :iconhop41:Hop41 6 2 Approach by Hop41 Approach :iconhop41:Hop41 2 3 Javelina Family by Hop41 Javelina Family :iconhop41:Hop41 0 1 Ajo Shadow Ridge Mural by Hop41 Ajo Shadow Ridge Mural :iconhop41:Hop41 4 4 Odonodo Octagons by Hop41 Odonodo Octagons :iconhop41:Hop41 4 2 Jake by Hop41 Jake :iconhop41:Hop41 10 4 Odonodo Stars by Hop41 Odonodo Stars :iconhop41:Hop41 5 5 BEM high res version by Hop41 BEM high res version :iconhop41:Hop41 12 5 Margarita and Nico2 by Hop41 Margarita and Nico2 :iconhop41:Hop41 5 2 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 by Hop41 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 :iconhop41:Hop41 6 3 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 11 2


Isles of Time by Dywiann Isles of Time :icondywiann:Dywiann 2 0 the day i fell down from the sky by santosam81 the day i fell down from the sky :iconsantosam81:santosam81 4 0 tessellation:1000 birds by sakuramederu tessellation:1000 birds :iconsakuramederu:sakuramederu 1 0 Escherian Gravitation On The Moon by luqu Escherian Gravitation On The Moon :iconluqu:luqu 3 1 Quaren 01.00 And The Rollup, 04 by luqu
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Genestealer Cult Icon Bearer Conversion by Shakalooloo Genestealer Cult Icon Bearer Conversion :iconshakalooloo:Shakalooloo 1 0 Pd 1034b by photicdriver Pd 1034b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 3 Pd 1040b by photicdriver Pd 1040b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 3 0 Grapheq 349 b by photicdriver Grapheq 349 b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 3 0 Pd 1022b2 by photicdriver Pd 1022b2 :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 3 0 Portal - 2 (Opposite worlds) by ankrie Portal - 2 (Opposite worlds) :iconankrie:ankrie 3 3 infinity gasket by markdow infinity gasket :iconmarkdow:markdow 4 0 hash gasket by markdow hash gasket :iconmarkdow:markdow 7 0 2019 - 64 by iSubmit 2019 - 64 :iconisubmit:iSubmit 11 0 Cat Approved Geometric Sculpture by RNDmodels Cat Approved Geometric Sculpture :iconrndmodels:RNDmodels 1 4 Wood Geometric Sculpture by RNDmodels Wood Geometric Sculpture :iconrndmodels:RNDmodels 2 2


Merry Christmas from Ajo, Arizona 2018
Manger scene with Sonoran desert animals coming to see the Christ child. Mountain silhouette in the background is Ajo's A Mountain. The Ajo Volunteer Fire Department traditionally lights the cross atop A Mountain.
Deviant Artist Photicdriver uses equations to make graceful, elegant designs. Sometimes they suggest to me landscapes or scenes. I asked him if I could use his art in my own drawings. He said yes. But I almost feel like I'm vandalizing this clean, abstract space.
Photicdriver's gallery:…
Javelina Family
Another part of the mural done by Da Wolf and I for Shadow Ridge R. V. Park.  There is a tribe of javelinas living behind the park. They can often be seen crossing Highway 85 on their way from the park to the Circle K across the street. This painting is based on a photo of these javelinas taken by my wife Margarita while she was on her route. My wife is a letter carrier for the U. S. Post Office.
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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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
Happy birthday!Taro Cake Type 6 with candles 50x50 icon 
Bombardier0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
I checked tessellations, it is amazing.
Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday David. :sun:
shadedmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Thanks for checking out my works!
Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks David for watching and Favs! :iconbummiesplz:
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