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by Geoff Desobry

Bob Dylan’s ragman has always intrigued me. I had been doing sketches centered on circles for about six months, when I again heard the song, and realized what my next show was about.

The earth spins and orbits the sun. 

The moon comes and goes.

A dog chases its tail. Children play ring around the rosie.

There are vicious circles and circles of friends,

halos and basketballs.

Dancers twirl.

We circle the bases in order to get home.

Jan Souman, a psychologist at the Max Planck Institute, says that  little mistakes in the brain add up until the sense of what’s straight turns into something round.  He says that this is why we tend to walk in circles when we are lost. 

I have spent the last year and a half drawing circles, it feels as though I am just getting started, but then again, a circle doesn’t have a beginning or an end. I think that perhaps this is the point.

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