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We look down onto a checkerboard countryside in this horizontal woodcut print. The landscape is bright daylight to our left and transitions to nighttime to our right. As it does so, the checkerboard of the fields morphs into geese flying across the sky, close to us. On the left half, black birds fly westward against a white sky. On the right half, white birds fly eastward against a black sky. The landscape below is mirrored so each has a town on the banks of an inward-curving river. The artist signed the print in the upper right corner with conjoined, blocky letters “MCE” with “II-38” below.

M.C. Escher, Day and Night, 1938, woodcut in black and gray, printed from two blocks, Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection, 1974.28.8

Reflective Writing: Mirrors and Metamorphosis

Virtual Studio

Virtual Studio

  • Monday, August 15, 2022
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Explore innovative compositions by the 20th century Dutch printmaker, M.C. Escher to inspire your creative writing. 

Guided by local teaching artist Mary Hall Surface, discover how Escher's interlocking forms and shifting patterns inspire creative reflection about the connections and transformations in our lives.  


Use the writing tools or software you prefer for this workshop. 


Please contact [email protected] to request access or for more information.