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About Deviant Artist Hollister DavidMale/United States Groups :iconm-c-escher-style: M-C-Escher-Style
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Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration by Hop41 Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration :iconhop41:Hop41 0 0 Odonodo's spiral of squares by Hop41 Odonodo's spiral of squares :iconhop41:Hop41 5 2 Cuberman Doodle by Hop41 Cuberman Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 5 4 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad by Hop41 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad :iconhop41:Hop41 1 1 Sketch Pad Doodle by Hop41 Sketch Pad Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 6 2 Carlos Santana by Hop41 Carlos Santana :iconhop41:Hop41 5 3 Rams Negative Positive by Hop41 Rams Negative Positive :iconhop41:Hop41 16 3 Ajo Rams T-Shirt by Hop41 Ajo Rams T-Shirt :iconhop41:Hop41 6 2 Witness by Hop41 Witness :iconhop41:Hop41 15 2 Odonodo Poincare disk 2 by Hop41 Odonodo Poincare disk 2 :iconhop41:Hop41 1 1 Poincare Geodesics by Hop41 Poincare Geodesics :iconhop41:Hop41 4 5 Rams High Res by Hop41 Rams High Res :iconhop41:Hop41 74 5 Parabola Circles 2 by Hop41 Parabola Circles 2 :iconhop41:Hop41 3 2 Parabola circles by Hop41 Parabola circles :iconhop41:Hop41 6 5 Yin Yang fractal by Hop41 Yin Yang fractal :iconhop41:Hop41 12 2 Lorentz animation by Hop41 Lorentz animation :iconhop41:Hop41 2 1


Domenico Di Francia K. 2018 - Mickey Mouse in : by Keneru92 Domenico Di Francia K. 2018 - Mickey Mouse in : :iconkeneru92:Keneru92 30 4 20180129 155605 by odonodo 20180129 155605 :iconodonodo:odonodo 11 2 1925 by santosam81 1925 :iconsantosam81:santosam81 12 12 Collage201760  by odonodo Collage201760 :iconodonodo:odonodo 3 0 Grapheq 890 b2 by photicdriver Grapheq 890 b2 :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 Grapheq 890 c2i by photicdriver Grapheq 890 c2i :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 star 7 by santosam81 star 7 :iconsantosam81:santosam81 29 4 Grapheq 987 c by photicdriver Grapheq 987 c :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 1 2 Grapheq 926 b by photicdriver Grapheq 926 b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 Grapheq 925 b by photicdriver Grapheq 925 b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 Grapheq 913 bq by photicdriver Grapheq 913 bq :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 1 0 Grapheq 907 b by photicdriver Grapheq 907 b :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 2 0 Hovering Staircases by robolotion Hovering Staircases :iconrobolotion:robolotion 4 3 Collage2017131 by odonodo Collage2017131 :iconodonodo:odonodo 27 2 Collage20171aa by odonodo Collage20171aa :iconodonodo:odonodo 7 0 Escher by amipal Escher :iconamipal:amipal 183 20


Southwest Sonoran Desert Discovery Illustration
Mike McCoy and I are working on a guide to southwest Arizona including maps, points of interest and calendars of events of Gila Bend, Ajo, Why, Cabeza Prieta, Organ Pipe and Sells, Arizona. It will be a 12 page tabloid publication. This is the illustration for the cover. 
Odonodo's spiral of squares
Odonodo does wonderful drawings using compass and straight edge. Occasionally I try to reverse engineer his drawings and recreate them using Microsoft Excel and Adobe Illustrator.

Here is the original drawing by Odonodo:…
Cuberman Doodle
Saw a doodle by another artist and thought I'd try doing it in Adobe Illustrator. Here is Cuberman's doodle:…

I had to add in two black squares to get the even odd fill to work right. But this new design had a sort of Yin Yang symmetry where the black pattern matches the white pattern.
Sketch Pad Doodle
Most my sketch pad doodles aren't so elaborate. But did this on a camping trip/annual family reunion. No ringing phones, no Facebook, Reddit or the usual distractions.
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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gerbutal Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!  ☮ :cake:
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Happy Birthday!  Cake emoji 
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tsahel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ! :D
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