Three Spheres 1, 2, and 3

These compositions are self portraits inspired by M.C. Escher's famous print "Hand with Reflecting Sphere". Escher's drawing shows a reflection of himself and the room he's sitting in, in a mirrored sphere he holds in his hand. In the photographs below, three reflecting spheres of different sizes are employed, creating myriad reflections. In "Three Spheres 1", the spheres are set on a wooden table. In "Three Spheres 2" and "Three Spheres 3", a mirrored square tile is placed under the spheres, creating additional reflections.

Copyright 2008 Robert Fathauer