MCE at home

His house was outside of Amsterdam. When we arrive we were taken down the hall to his studio. At the point between his studio door and the kitchen door converged there was a sandbox. I asked what it was for and he said it was a shifting work between his wife and himself. He would create a design in the sand and later in the day when his wife passed the box she would add to or modify the design in the sand. He said it was a dialogue between them.

In the studio there was a large table and to the left a wooden storage unit for his prints. I saw the skull and the crystal ball as well as geodesic globe hanging from the ceiling. We spent some time looking through the prints before making a selection.

- Edward Peck
(photo by MCE's son, George Escher)