3 1/2″ x 4″
This end cut of Birds eye Jasper began to look like a lizard skin as I polished the surface. As I thought about that I came up with two ideas. It would be either Escher’s interlocking repeating lizard pattern or a crocodile smile and eye. I went with the Escher as I really wanted to experiment and see how it would be to copy one of his works. Man O man O man. I’ve been fascinated by Escher since I was young and there was always a part of me that wondered how he could do what he did. Just doing this small amount of lizards was so time consuming. Obviously a paint brush is not the correct tool for Escher. What did I learn? Well I’m somewhat OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), just take a close look at my pointillist paintings and you will know what I mean. Escher must have taken my OCDness to further multiple exponential levels.