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Escher (Acrostic)

We used Escher’s work in the classroom as part of exploring points of view and perspective. Students would design and draw their Escher-like diagram. I found that the students enjoyed the opportunities to be creative and explore in ways that art reveals the world to us.

Memoirs of a Dragon

Entwined sketches of Time’s sighing Muse

synchronous with Destiny’s voluptuous passions

chaos ….. balanced within each sepia pic

horizons ….. bound within a singular azimuth

escaping papyrus illusions ….. defined his Life

realities generously shared ….. using but pen and paper


✩      ✫      ✬      ✭      ✮      ✰      ☆

Thanks again to ‘K’ at Kirsten Uninterrupted for introducing me to Acrostic and so many other Poetry Forms.

M.C. Escher – The Official Website is here.


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About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

6 responses »

  1. I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Readership Award-
    You don’t have to accept this award just pass and know that the nomination was a mark of respect for your support and friendship

  2. Thank you again for reblogging! And ….. look closer …… something else …. within! What is last…. shall also be first!🙂


  3. I love Escher! My brother is an artist and introduced me to his fine artwork. His stairs are the most ‘common’ or most viewed examples so glad you chose the hands… Fantastic post! Smiles, Robin

    • The students found his work interesting. They would discuss the different ways of seeing and understanding his work and try to draw their own Escher-like images.

      Thank you Robin.


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