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M. C. Escher Series, Box #1

This box pays tribute to the famous Dutch artist and mind-bender M.C. Escher, and is based closely on one of his famous  multiple stairway drawings called "Relativity". Looking

closely at the etching, I realized it was based on three intersecting planes, like the corner of a room, with staircases on each wall, split so that they could appear to lead in two directions. It remained only to make the box!

The box is made of cherry with an outer wood of pommele sapele. There are five drawers in the outer walls.  As there are three possible ways to 'read' the box, it sits on the intersecting point of the three walls.