Friday, February 27, 2009
Circles and Balance
A circle seems a simple form. And yet, this simple form is complicated. I made a single circle and wanted to combine it with another circle. I wanted both circles to stand on their own, yet somehow be one. I needed to balance the circles with one another.
Once I was able to balance one circle within the other and they could stand on their own, I went on to make more circles. I made two circles and then balanced another circle within the two. All three are able to stand on their own and yet they are balanced within the group.
Now I'm exploring other shapes and sizes: squares, rectangles, triangles and other geometric shapes. My intention is to make balanced geometric forms in various shapes and sizes. These clay circles are fun to try and balance, like an adult puzzle. There's only one way they'll stand upright on their own, so some effort has to be made to balance them. I guess circles are like relationships and other things in life. I never knew geometry could be so much fun and had so much meaning.
I noticed this baby lizard outside the studio this afternoon. He's about two inches long. This morning it was fairly warm, but in the afternoon it turned cool. This lizard looked so cold on the concrete I picked him up and put him on the South side of the Studio on a plant. I hope I helped the balance of nature.