This is a motif with elephants. It's a glide reflection. This was done in watercolor with the original pencil sketch below. I also have a much more linear elephant motif I completed as a linocut several years ago. That motif is located on my art gallery web pages.
An image of a sabertooth tiger as a P3 rotation. The watercolor image and original pencil drawing are below.
The image below is a motif of Lady Godiva. I got the idea after seeing a box of Godiva chocolates but the image is mine. Then much later I realized that the late John Osborne also did a motif in a different position. His image can be seen on the ozbird.net webpage. The below is a watercolor and pencil image and the pencil sketch. Its a pure translation. The simplest tessellation family. Those Godiva Chocolates are wonderful!
Arguably the most common Escher print seen on the internet is Angels and Devils. There are many different tessellations with the same theme. I've always admired Eschers Hyperbolic Tessellations and in particular Angels and Devils. My interpretation is a simple translation which is depicted below. I've also done a pencil sketch study for a circle limit or mandala with another version of my motif. I may use the circle limit image on a future lithograph. Angels and Devils with watercolor on paper November 2020. .
The image below is a newly created stone lithograph I recently completed based on the farthest identified single object in the universe. Astronomer's discovered it using a new technique called gravitational lensing. The blue super giant star is 14 billion light years away and was named Icarus. Its official name is MAPCS J1149 Lensed Star 1. Its hard to think about such a vast distance it's simply incomprehensible. In fact the star no longer exists only the light that was emitted from it billions of years ago. So when you look into the night sky ask yourself who is the time traveler you or the stars you see twinkling!
The print was made as a stone lithograph with four passes through the printing press. Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios printed the edition of ten. The background was made from a Lo-Shu wash that was turned and printed three times. Finally the tessellation image was printed over the background.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.