Portfolio > Circle Drawing Survey

Wrenches Must Be Thrown for Pearls to be Made
ink and pearlescent acrylic on clay panel
16" x 16" x 2"
Black Spiral
ink on clay panel
36" x 36" x 2"
Corrie Baldauf Cranbrook London
ink on cotton paper
22" x 22"
The Audience is the Performance
ink and graphite on wood panel
16" x 16" x 2"
Intersecting Impact
ink on cotton paper
22" x 22"
Dispersing Gravity
ink on clay panel
36" x 36" x 2"
The Museum Will Serve as a Net
ink and graphite on wood panel
16" x 16" x 2"
Recording Rotations
ink on cotton paper
12" x 12"
2003

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.