Angels and Devils

"Angels and Devils" is a digital artwork based on the fractal arrangement of circles within circles shown below the print. The motifs pay homage to one of M.C. Escher's most famous prints, "Circle Limit IV" , which also contains angel and devil motifs. Escher's print is based on hyperbolic geometry, which distorts the motifs as they get smaller. All of the angels and all of the devils in the print below have the same shape (more precisely, they are all similar in the Euclidean plane). This design is an example of a "fractal tiling" .

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Copyright 2007 Robert Fathauer
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