I began to draw and paint the eight interlaced circles after I saw them in my church on new missals. I was attracted to the design and the organizing pattern. I paint them as thin lines or focus on the circles' centers. They are painted with the colors of nature: flora, land, sea and sky. I then started to play with omitting parts of the circles and have found the possibilities are endless. 


Drawing and painting the circles calms me and brings me to a meditative place. They free me to paint without regard to representation – only the pattern and color matter. Whatever unrest I’m feeling the circles have become another form of contemplation for me. I have discovered as people throughout the centuries have that the divine design of sacred geometry has been, and will continue to be a center of peace for people amid the chaos and uncertainty of the times.

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B+W Circle I, ink + black marker on paper

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B+W Circle II, ink + black marker on paper

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B+W Circle–Partial, ink + black marker on graph paper

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Color Circle I, watercolor on handmade recycled Indian cotton paper

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Color Circle II, watercolor on handmade recycled Indian cotton paper

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Color Circle III, watercolor on handmade recycled Indian cotton paper

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Sky, Land + Sea I, gouache on watercolor paper

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Sky, Land + Sea II, acrylic on mixed media paper

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Sky, Land + Sea III, oil on prepared oil paper


Sea + Sky,  oil on prepared oil paper

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Sky, Land + Sea IV, oil on prepared oil paper

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Forsythias, oil on prepared oil paper

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Spring, oil on prepared oil paper

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Windy Day, oil on prepared oil paper

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