When it comes to lithographic prints depicting impossible constructions and mathematically-inspired architecture, you would automatically think of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. Most famous for his perceptive Ascending and Descending piece, M.C. Escher has produced many other intricate designs. One of these is the Magic Mirror from 1946. This lithograph print portrays a vertically standing mirror, which is supported by wooden struts, on a surface made up of tiles. As with most of EscherÂ’s work this is all about perspective and in this instance it looks down at an angle to the right of the object. The mirror image is focused on a number of miniature griffin sculptures, with these winged lions emerging from the mirrorÂ’s surface, before trailing away in single file. A sphere is placed on both sides of the mirror. It is instantly obvious that it is a mirror as the angular reflection of the objects on the surface of the mirror work as you would expect. However, as with nearly all Escher designs, there are things in there that make you think. The fact that the procession of griffins is reflected as it emerges from the mirror and loops around, makes for a tessellated pattern.