Squaring the Circle, 2023
The idiom alludes to the impossibility of turning a circle into a square, ie, attempting to do the impossible.
The history of squaring the circle goes back to Hippocrates and is the attempt to construct, using straightedge and compass, a square with an area equal to the area of a given circle.
My circle becomes a square through differing lengths of creamy porcelain/origami with an onyx porcelain sponged shadow. Drawing the observer into the ultimate dark is Stuart Semple Black 3.0, the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet. So dark, that light appears to fall into the centre.
Original and powerful, origami meets porcelain, individually press-moulded onto plaster moulds of origami-folded fabric. This creates the rippled edge.
The frame is custom made and hand-painted in the colour of plaster, edged with oak.
Framed and ready to hang 67 x 67 cm