Monday, March 24, 2008

Mantis Monday for 3-24-08

Dream Mantis by M. C. Escher, 1935



When I was a kid, I had a black-light poster in my bedroom. I remember it had a mantis perched atop a grave, or a tomb, or something to do with death. I don't remember the exact details, except that it creeped me out just a little. Eventually, I actually threw it away. It was the only piece of mantis-obelia that I ever got rid of, and I've spent the last few years trying to find it again.


Recently, I came across the picture above by famous artist M. C. Escher. I think this may be my poster. A quick peek at eBay found the same image as a blacklight poster.

I'm not going to buy the poster. It's enough that I've been able to identify it after all these years.
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