Circle Drawing Survey
ink and pearlescent acrylic on clay panel
16" x 16" x 2"
My circle drawings complicate the space between portraits and landscapes. Each composition is a woven record of the sound, texture, and interaction occurring around me. Often, before I use my pen to draw, I trace the base of the pen with a pencil to define the innermost circle, giving one tool multiple purposes. Radial marks, in units of five, extending from the center in each drawing build in concentric rings and create an audible rhythm. At the moment I hear a siren, a laugh from the street below, or a quote in a podcast that gets my attention, I draw a hairline out to the border and note what I hear.