My fascination with circles and cycles ensues. This past week, a national celebration of the holiday Eid al-Adha, also called the “Sacrifice Feast” has provided me with the space and time to invest in my studio practice. Over the course of this year, with the deliberate goal of working towards a public exhibition, I have increasingly invited more people to enter my art practice, both figuratively and physically. The charge of sharing my head and soul space with friends has yielded new concepts and a furthering of past ideas. In a short conversation this week a friend suggested I read Ralph Emerson’s essay “Circles” from 1841. A philosophically profound work, he starts, “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which forms it is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.

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