In August I got it in my head to make a little art book filled with Circle Series pieces. I hadn’t done any Circle Series pieces for a while, so I thought I’d do some mini ones to get the ball rolling. When I started making Circle Series pieces over 10 years ago, it was meant to be very loose and free, but as more and more pieces have been made, I started to be more intimidated that they had to be perfect, which was the direct opposite of the original intention. Working in a small size would hopefully be less intimidating and I could combine it with another love, small art books.
I went to my studio and grabbed a piece of watercolor paper, cut it and folded so each page was a square, accordion style. The pages are 4″ and I think I just jumped right in without any expectations and somehow it ended up in a blue theme, which is not a direction I would have purposefully gone in. I’m just not normally drawn to blue. Greens, reds, yellows, yes, but not blue.
This piece was definitely inspired by my stencil stacks, which have been creeping more and more into my work.
This piece was definitely a nod to how my circle series pieces first began.
I had been cutting from a stack of 60s men’s magazines a lot at the time
and I was working on practicing my embroidery stitches at the time
I saved this one for last, as I had a general idea of what I wanted to do
Here’s a little video, to show it in action and give you an idea of size.