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It is rare and exciting to find a good circle in any capacity, and I find it very difficult to create one (or, in this case, more than one).  It has something to do with the purity and profundity that is often overlooked in its form.  A circle simultaneously stands for simplicity and complexity; it is the most basic of shapes, yet it is the universe, endless unto itself. 

The piece of metal was found with one circle.  It was a good circle, but its size and position did not do well to engage its context, a rusted, rectangular surface.  To resolve the issue, both the circle and its surface were studied thoroughly, examined and questioned, tested and measured. 

Two circles, identical to the original, were cut and placed at decidedly appropriate proximities to each other, the rectangle’s edges, and the rust formations.  A possible circle, forever in process, occupies the darkest area and describes both the cutting tool and that which has been cut. 

3/8" steel, 3/8" reclaimed oak

The composition in wood (image 2) is a result of the work in metal.

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