Full Circle to Form a Square 20" x 20" painted paper collage on board
The titles that I give these pieces are often funnier in my head. This phrase has been part of my vocabulary for quite some time. I have no idea where it came from or really, what it might mean. I have always used it in a funny way (to me) to express the idea that oftentimes when we are searching for something, we try a lot of different things only to wind up back where we started our search. With me, I started making art when I began quilting. I never though thought of it as an "art" form. It is though and one with a very long and revered history. I have jumped around so much over the past 9 years that it was funny to me that with this piece, I felt like I was coming home. It clicks for me now: the order, the variation, the sheer versatility of the geometry involved. There is an orderliness to this, in my mind anyway, that is extremely appealing to my personality. It's all of the possibilities that can be had with squares, rectangles, and color. If only I can be smart enough to figure things out. I am not sure about the smart part but I sure enjoyed making this piece. By the way, the origin of the phrase, "full circle to form a square" might actually be in geometry! Here is a link to what I think the phrase really means.
To anyone still reading, please have a wonderful and thanks filled holiday. We are all blessed.