Geometry for the Table

Has there ever been a more felicitous pairing of artist and technique than Maurits Cornelius Escher and damask? Escher’s work, which is so dependent on interlocking forms and the seamless use of positive and negative space, is executed here in linen damask, a technique in which two surfaces, one shiny and one matte, are literally the face and reverse of the same weave structure. 
M.C. Escher, crystallography, geometry, mathematics