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About Deviant Artist Hollister DavidMale/United States Groups :iconm-c-escher-style: M-C-Escher-Style
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Javelina Family by Hop41 Javelina Family :iconhop41:Hop41 0 1 Ajo Shadow Ridge Mural by Hop41 Ajo Shadow Ridge Mural :iconhop41:Hop41 3 4 Odonodo Octagons by Hop41 Odonodo Octagons :iconhop41:Hop41 3 2 Jake by Hop41 Jake :iconhop41:Hop41 8 4 Odonodo Stars by Hop41 Odonodo Stars :iconhop41:Hop41 5 5 BEM high res version by Hop41 BEM high res version :iconhop41:Hop41 10 5 Margarita and Nico2 by Hop41 Margarita and Nico2 :iconhop41:Hop41 4 2 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 by Hop41 Ajo Cartoon Map 180412 :iconhop41:Hop41 5 2 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 6 Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration by Hop41 Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration :iconhop41:Hop41 3 1 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


Peaceful flight by themasterofnone Peaceful flight :iconthemasterofnone:themasterofnone 36 2 Looking for the Truth by themasterofnone Looking for the Truth :iconthemasterofnone:themasterofnone 8 3 SAFractalImagery by elminino SAFractalImagery :iconelminino:elminino 7 2 SAFractalImagery by elminino SAFractalImagery :iconelminino:elminino 6 0 old septogram in blue by santosam81 old septogram in blue :iconsantosam81:santosam81 3 1 DigiBlingDoodle by Schmiegel DigiBlingDoodle :iconschmiegel:Schmiegel 21 11 . by waste-and-tragedy . :iconwaste-and-tragedy:waste-and-tragedy 5 3 tessellation:#788 dancing cat by sakuramederu tessellation:#788 dancing cat :iconsakuramederu:sakuramederu 2 0 Creatures of Escher High: The New Girl by Braille-brain Creatures of Escher High: The New Girl :iconbraille-brain:Braille-brain 4 10 Vampire Squid Grid by rrb55178 Vampire Squid Grid :iconrrb55178:rrb55178 1 0 Square Cylinder Ripple Escher by brookville Square Cylinder Ripple Escher :iconbrookville:brookville 4 6 Rabbit by horrister Rabbit :iconhorrister:horrister 2 0 Grapheq 586 c by photicdriver Grapheq 586 c :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 Space wood by Kislotnui-Ojog Space wood :iconkislotnui-ojog:Kislotnui-Ojog 79 6 Trig Derivatives by FoxboyPrower Trig Derivatives :iconfoxboyprower:FoxboyPrower 1 0 Unit Circle by FoxboyPrower Unit Circle :iconfoxboyprower:FoxboyPrower 1 0


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.
Ajo Shadow Ridge Mural
This mural is a collaboration between Mike Baker (also known as Da Wolf) and myself. It's based on an old Petley post card from years back.
Odonodo Octagons
I am friends with Odonodo on Facebook where he goes by the name Regolo Bizzi. This design came from this thread:… and a comment by Alexander Black
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
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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themasterofnone Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the favs!!!!
Okavanga Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018


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 :)
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