One of Andrew Lipson’s talents is to merge LEGO skills with works of art. You can view larger images of Escher’s Waterfall by clicking on the image (above) accompanied by a little insight into the creation.
“The waterfall itself was about an evening’s work. I started by writing some C code to model a gradually widening parabolic arch with random variations for the spray (hacked from the code I use for my mathematical Lego sculptures) and then gradually modified it by hand until I liked the look of the result.”
Above is Escher’s Ascending and Descending piece. Click the image for more info.
“No camera tricks, but the picture has to be taken from exactly the right place, and the final photograph was slightly distorted to emphasise the perspective effect.”
— ANDREW LIPSON
This is the second time Andrew’s appeared on the blog. The previous post, Escher’s Relativity lithograph, is here: Escher loves LEGO?.