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Title: Squaring the Circle
Canvas Size: 24" x 36" x .75"
Medium: acrylic paint, oil pastels
Creation Date: 2010

'Squaring the Circle' is a fun and bold abstract painting full of color and texture. This large geometric painting features a contemporary color palette of dark brown, tan, light green, burnt sienna, white, orange and light blue. The shapes are accented with coordinating and contrasting oil pastels and raised rectangles and squares bring texture to the composition.

The term 'squaring the circle' refers to a geometry problem. It involves constructing a square out of a circle by using only a limited number of steps and a compass and straight edge. I'm not a geometry buff and I've rarely used a compass or straight edge in my art. I can identify with the idea though, as I've often felt like the world around me expected me to fit in better, be more square or more rigid and disciplined. I've resisted it's attempts to change me into something else in just a few deft steps. I've preferred not to change myself or the shapes in my painting. Each shape stands on it's own, and brings its own unique energy and cohesiveness to the environment around it.

While this painting can be framed, it can also be hung as is. I have painted the staple free edges dark brown for a casual and contemporary appearance. It can be hung in any direction you choose, and easy-to-attach hanging hardware is included.

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Squaring the Circle large original geometric abstract painting


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 24x36 canvas, acrylic paints, oil pastels, varnish
  • Only ships within United States.
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