Green Rounds, ink on Sansui SH8 paper; image size 10 x 10 in, paper size 18 x 18 in.
After making a number of prints with regular forms, I thought I'd work with some squishy shapes. I pulled this print at the end of September, during the same session in which I made these potato prints. Working from a gouache study of overlapping circles, I decided to make the circles irregular, slightly flattened, with their edges having varying widths. Usually when I work with circles I rummage in my kitchen for the sizes I need; the rims of bowls and pots, glasses and mugs, cookie cutters and other odds and ends become my templates. For this print I drew the circles freehand. Is that too much imperfection, of medium and of design? I hope not.