What is a Light Circle?

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A Light Circle can mean many things: it can be a reflector, a halo, an eclipse, a lightweight round object like a ring or a locket, a ring of fire, the lens of a camera, a thin sketch of a sphere, an orbit and so much more.

I consider it a good starting point to explore contemporary life and identity through art and creative writing. Light and circles are predominant in my work, literally and figuratively.

Hence, A Light Circle’s motto, “A round view from a rectangle.” I am preoccupied with the fullest expression of an experience or feeling, often ephemeral, fleeting, and working it into a different shape — a different form than its origin. For me this form is either visual, or linguistic, or both. I try to capture a feeling without reducing it, as the popular expression goes, “Say it simply without simplifying it.”

My experiences, in turn, have shaped me and continue to shape me. I am an artist, a two-time immigrant, a world citizen, a traveler, a wife and mother of two. I am not only an observer, I am also defined by the people around me. You could say, I am a circle myself, trying to define my shaky borders, trying to find meaning in the chaotic interaction between my aspirations and my limitations. In other words, not so different from anybody else :).

I wish for my work to be a portal to the feelings and the greater world that inspire it, to stir similar experiences in the reader or viewer, in this way, to make a connection. This is the main motivation behind my work.

Click here to view a pictorial study of A Light Circle.

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