of the great influences on my work has been M.C. Escher.
This painting reflects two of his recurring themes, tiling
and multiple perspectives. A "perfect tiling"
divides the plane into a pattern of pieces with only two
colors, such that two pieces of the same color only touch
at their corners, not along their edges. A checkerboard
is a common example.
In this painting
I imagined multiple variations of a standard checkerboard
pattern curling up out from under the canvas and flowing
off in different directions, with different perspectives.