Making Rounds


7 November 2019. I am still so moved by circular designs. What is it about a circle that is both so perfect and yet so humble? In nature, circles are everywhere but a perfect circle in nature is really rather rare. Things can be round but there are almost always imperfections. A perfect circle has a beautiful coldness to it, but the circles found in nature, a hand drawn circle, or the round pieces that I use are bent, dented, or slightly “off”. They have that beautiful circle quality while having a human character that is so much warmer.


I can struggle to make things perfectly circular, or straight, for that matter, when I realize that perfection is more of an ideal. As I have written in the past, it’s a goal in which to aim for but never achieve. In fact, that is where the beauty lies—in that space between the imperfect and the perfect.


I had an art teacher who once said that the difference between a perfect circle and how you draw it is called style.

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