Bound Circle, 2015, hand dyed wool on linen, 12 inch diameter
A circle is not a sphere, but this circle tries to be one. I am playing with flatness and illusion in this piece, using the direction of the hooked lines, and the dyed color of the red band, to emphasize each. I thought of the curving green lines as something like a cup, which the straight dark blue lines entered; in those two color-forms is a sense of shallow space. Then the curving red shape, in its movement from dark to light, becomes an illusion of a rounded form, entering the dark.
Bound Circle detail
Even in this detail, in which all the hooking is on a flat plane, the illusion insists on its reality. It is the magic of two dimensions becoming three.