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About Deviant Artist Hollister DavidMale/United States Groups :iconm-c-escher-style: M-C-Escher-Style
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Cuberman Doodle by Hop41 Cuberman Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 4 4 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad by Hop41 Ajo Arizona Horned Toad :iconhop41:Hop41 0 1 Sketch Pad Doodle by Hop41 Sketch Pad Doodle :iconhop41:Hop41 5 2 Carlos Santana by Hop41 Carlos Santana :iconhop41:Hop41 5 2 Rams Negative Positive by Hop41 Rams Negative Positive :iconhop41:Hop41 14 3 Ajo Rams T-Shirt by Hop41 Ajo Rams T-Shirt :iconhop41:Hop41 4 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 73 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 L4 by Hop41 L4 :iconhop41:Hop41 3 4 Pope Francis, Bishop Kicanas by Hop41 Pope Francis, Bishop Kicanas :iconhop41:Hop41 1 1


20180106 0001 by odonodo 20180106 0001 :iconodonodo:odonodo 4 0 Daily Sketch - Day #15,116 by hinxlinx Daily Sketch - Day #15,116 :iconhinxlinx:hinxlinx 3 2 180109 6 by ciokkolata 180109 6 :iconciokkolata:ciokkolata 12 2 Chameleon I by Dywiann Chameleon I :icondywiann:Dywiann 2 2 Quest for the Fred Flintstone by bear48 Quest for the Fred Flintstone :iconbear48:bear48 37 36 Ode to Escher by RamonBruin Ode to Escher :iconramonbruin:RamonBruin 34 1 Minime drawing glasses by RamonBruin Minime drawing glasses :iconramonbruin:RamonBruin 107 7 Collage2017335 by odonodo Collage2017335 :iconodonodo:odonodo 6 0 20180107 143725 by odonodo 20180107 143725 :iconodonodo:odonodo 6 0 The one you are looking for is not here.. by one-cold-day The one you are looking for is not here.. :iconone-cold-day:one-cold-day 21 5 Grapheq 992 b (interstellar) by photicdriver Grapheq 992 b (interstellar) :iconphoticdriver:photicdriver 1 1 big dumb object in construction by tsahel big dumb object in construction :icontsahel:tsahel 16 9 Triskelions, Runes and Braids by Dywiann Triskelions, Runes and Braids :icondywiann:Dywiann 2 2 Making of the Hypersquare by pillemaster Making of the Hypersquare :iconpillemaster:pillemaster 12 11 Blizzard by BoxTail Blizzard :iconboxtail:BoxTail 92 4 Collage20176 by odonodo Collage20176 :iconodonodo:odonodo 10 0


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.
Carlos Santana
My nephew Nathan Alvarez asked me to do a drawing of Carlos Santana in the style of Day of The Dead folk art. Here's my effort so far.
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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tsahel Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ! :D
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional
Thak you for adding "Quest for the Fred Flintstone" to your favorites.

I got a lot of the plants from the 
Socotra archipelago in this...interesting place 
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional

I thank you for adding “My Grief” to your favorites. I am trying to purge the tears and grow sweet memories of my sweet baboo

Right now it is really hard not to sell everything I own that will not fit in a backpack and panniers, build a trailer for my bicycle, take Raymond and a tipi and go.

I feel like Jonah running to Tarshish. And I know that if I do there is a whale in my future.

freezingmoon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite! You have a pretty cool gallery
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional
Thank you for adding "I got an art show" to your favorites. tomorrow is the reception and already I am having a blast.
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