I’ve wanted to make paintings based on circles for a while now, and this show seemed like a great opportunity to do one. For some time, my friends Bill and Aaron have had a painting in their house that intrigued me. It’s simple, just a black square with what looks to be a white chalk circle in the middle. It’s not a perfect circle because it wasn’t traced, but it’s pretty close, and it’s simplicity and imperfection raised a lot of thoughts for me over the years.
And to return to making a painting on one uninterrupted surface was interesting, as well, meaning I once again considered the “picture” aspects of where the colors went. I’ve been pondering what is next, after the current series runs its course, and this work may be some indication.