Friday, February 2, 2007

A reptile from Escher's artwork

A very interesting object was found at Google Maps near Ciudad Juárez in Mexico. It represents a single reptile from Escher's artwork "Smaller and smaller" (1956). Below you can see the original Escher's artwork and part of it with reptile in similar position.

This artwork is an artistic illustration of hyperbolic space. Due to properties of such kind of hyperbolic space you can infinitely go towards the center of the square but never reach it. Also Escher illustrated hyperbolic space in his artworks "Snakes", "Circle limit IV" etc.

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