Thursday, 30 November 2017
Portrait of Matt - inspired by Escher
My immediate inspiration was Escher's 1922 woodcut self-portait and I could not even contemplate any of his other work.
I was so struck by how contemporary this portrait is, even though it was created nearly a century ago. I based my portrait on a photo of my son-in-law Matt. It was hard to find a photo of him NOT smiling. The stitched background is formed from tesselated houses, as a nod to their new house.