Paintings > Rondel Series

I have used the circle form for many years beginning in the mid-1970s. For me, the circle has a great capacity for formal invention, but more importantly it contains a metaphoric range of meaning. The circle is an ancient symbol for wholeness and the circle of life as well as a modern signifier for both the globe and globalism with all the complexity that suggests. An example of this last is a series of tondo canvases, The Rondel works, that incorporate some of the same formal structures I have used in past rectangular formats. I returned to this tondo format when I was invited to participate in “Considering the Circle,” a group exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center in 2018 curated by Carole Harmel. Within the context of the circle format, I am working with what is, for me, not only an interesting image but also one that opens up multiple interpretations for the viewer.

Rondel #19
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2021
Rondel #15
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2021
Rondel #14
acrylic on round canvas
36 in diameter
2021
Rondel #10
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2020
Rondel #9
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2020
Rondel #8
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2020
Rondel #7
acrylic on round canvas
20 in diameter
2020