Plane Filing II

1957, Lithograph

Plane Filing II is based on Escher’s work with tessellations. In this piece, rather than repeating the same shape over and over, he instead has created a solid plane of images in a variety of shapes and sizes, each fitting into the next perfectly, like a jigsaw puzzle. Though the majority of the scene is composed of animals and similar creatures, a guitar can be spotted on the right hand side of the work.