Circles (2012)


4 lithographs, paper size 60 x 50 cm

Before I even started school, my father insisted I learn the irrational number π and its numerical approximation 3.14159265... and so on. According to the explanation, this number enables us to estimate the circumference of a circle if the diameter is known. 

I have rarely used this formula. But for a few years now, circles have been cropping up in my work more and more – as a basic element for constructing octagons and hexagons, superimposed and entwined, as pie charts, grids and patterns. However, my tool is not the mathematical constant but the circular form itself – drawn freehand or constructed with the help of a needle and thread.